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Tie Votes


"The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided" (U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3). Since 1789, 263 tie-breaking votes have been cast.
Michael Pence (2017-)
9 votes
Date Subject Vote Result
Feb 28, 2018 Nomination of Russell Vought No. 40 Confirmed 50-49
Jan 24, 2018 Nomination of Sam Brownback No. 23 Confirmed 50-49
Jan 24, 2018 Motion to invoke cloture on the Sam Brownback nomination No. 22 Agreed to 50-49
Dec 2, 2017 Cruz Amdt.1852 on 529 account funds No. 298 Agreed to 51-50
Oct 24, 2017 H.J.Res.111 No. 249 Passed 51-50
July 25, 2017 Motion to proceed to H.R.1628 No. 167 Agreed to 51-50
Mar 30, 2017 H.J.Res.43 No. 101 Passed 51-50
Mar 30, 2017 Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.43 No. 100 Agreed to 51-50
Feb 7, 2017 Nomination of Elisabeth DeVos No. 54 Confirmed 51-50
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2009-2017)
No votes
Richard Cheney (2001-2009)
8 votes
Date Subject Vote Result
Mar 13, 2008 Motion to reconsider S. Amdt 4189 to S. Con. Res. 70 No. 47 Agreed to 51-50
Dec 21, 2005 Motion to concur in H. Amdt. with an Amdt. to S.1932 No. 363 Agreed to 51-50
May 23, 2003 Jobs and economic growth H.R.2 conf. report No. 196 Agreed to 51-50  
May 15, 2003 Nickles Amdt.664 on dividend exclusion No. 171 Agreed to 51-50
Apr 11, 2003 Budget resolution H.Con.Res.95 conf. report No. 134 Agreed to 51-50
May 21, 2002 Motion to table Allen Amdt.3406 on mortgage loans No. 119 Agreed to 50-49
Apr 5, 2001 Hutchison Amdt.347 on marriage penalty tax No. 79 Agreed to 51-50
Apr 3, 2001 Grassley Amdt.173 on prescription drugs No. 65 Agreed to 51-50
Albert Gore, Jr. (1993-2001)
4 votes
Date Subject Vote Result
May 20, 1999 Lautenberg Amdt.362 on gun show sales No. 134 Agreed to 51-50
Aug 3, 1994 Motion to table Johnston Amdt.2446 on ethanol No. 255 Agreed to 51-50
Aug 6, 1993 Omnibus budget reconciliation H.R.2264 conf. report No. 247 Agreed to 51-50
Jun 25, 1993 Omnibus budget reconciliation H.R.2264 No. 190 Passed 50-49
J. Danforth Quayle (1989-1993)
No votes
George H. W. Bush (1981-1989)
7 votes
Date Subject Vote Result
Sep 22, 1987 Motion to table Johnston Amdt.710 on SDI funding No. 259 Agreed to 51-50
Aug 7, 1986 Pryor Amdt.2612 on nerve gas No. 184 Not agreed to 50-51
Jul 23, 1986 Motion to reconsider vote on Manion nomination No. 162 Not agreed to 49-50
May 10, 1985 Dole Amdt.93 on cutting deficit No. 72 Agreed to 50-49
Jun 14, 1984 Motion to table Moynihan Amdt.3208 on MX missiles No. 132 Agreed to 49-48
Nov 8, 1983 Stevens/Tower/Goldwater Amdt.2517 on nerve gas No. 342 Agreed to 47-46
Jul 13, 1983 Motion to table Pryor Amdt.1468 on nerve gas No. 184 Agreed to 50-49