Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Don Bacon

Rep. Don Bacon

Republican, Nebraska, 2nd District
Office 202-225-4155 | @repdonbacon | Facebook

B

Grade

6

Votes for Children

23

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

15

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Bacon represents a district with a child poverty rate of 11.6 percent. 4 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 17.2 percent are food insecure, and 5.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Bacon has taken 6 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 22 bills to help children. Rep. Bacon has taken 15 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. Bacon has taken the following action during this Congress:

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1389 the Safe Home Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.155 the Hearing Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2001 the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2270 the Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2702 the Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019.

  • voted for 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.2964 the Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2965 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3061 the Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3359 the National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3909 the Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4300 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4352 the Supporting Kinship Connections Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.4980 the Family First Transition Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5191 the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019.

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

  • voted for 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 for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6355 the To temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6536 the CARE for Kids Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6766 the To temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes..

  • voted against H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6848 the Pandemic Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.692 the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted against H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.897 the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.916 the School Resource Officer Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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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