Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Justin Amash

Rep. Justin Amash

Independent, Michigan, 3rd District
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D

Grade

2

Votes for Children

0

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

10

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Amash represents a district with a child poverty rate of 17.2 percent. 7 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 13.7 percent are food insecure, and 3.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Amash has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 0 bills to help children. Rep. Amash has taken 10 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Amash has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3200 the Safe Students Act.

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted against H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted against H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted against H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted against H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.899 the To terminate the Department of Education..

  • voted for H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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