Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. (D)

Vice President

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2009-2017 Vice President
1973-2009 Senator Delaware
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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Biden sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Biden is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Some of Biden’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Jan 2009, Biden missed 1,781 of 14,556 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2009. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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