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Over 50 years after relations between the two countries ended, the United States Senate voted 83-15 to normalize trade with the People's Republic of China
Explore current and historical political parties, map party control, and learn about polarization.
By a vote of 96-3, Ford was easily confirmed. Click to learn who the three dissenting votes were.
President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.