Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Jim Banks

Rep. Jim Banks

Republican, Indiana, 3rd District
Office 202-225-4436 | @RepJimBanks | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

4

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

20

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Banks represents a district with a child poverty rate of 16.9 percent. 5.9 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 16.9 percent are food insecure, and 10.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Banks has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 4 bills to help children. Rep. Banks has taken 20 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. Banks 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.1753 the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2076 the Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2443 the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2480 the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

  • 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.3149 the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success 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.3930 the Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act of 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.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    2020-09-14T11:39:21-05:00