Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Gary Peters

Sen. Gary Peters

Democrat, Michigan
Office 202-224-6221 | @SenGaryPeters | Facebook

B

Grade

3

Votes for Children

13

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Peters represents a state with a child poverty rate of 19.4 percent. 9.3 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.9 percent are food insecure, and 3.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Peters has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 12 bills to help children. Sen. Peters has taken 0 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, Sen. Peters has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 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 S.1013 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..


  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1918 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3424 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4108 the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.585 the SAME Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.981 the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019.

  • 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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