Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Ben McAdams

Rep. Ben McAdams

Democrat, Utah, 4th District
Office 202-225-3011 | @RepBenMcAdams | Facebook

B

Grade

13

Votes for Children

10

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

3

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. McAdams represents a district with a child poverty rate of 8.7 percent. 4.3 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 14 percent are food insecure, and 8.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. McAdams has taken 13 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 10 bills to help children. Rep. McAdams has taken 3 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. McAdams 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.1696 the PACE Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • 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..

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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