Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Independent, Vermont
Office 202-224-5141 | @SenSanders | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

34

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Sanders represents a state with a child poverty rate of 12.1 percent. 5.8 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.9 percent are food insecure, and 2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Sanders has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 5 bills and cosponsored 29 bills to help children. Sen. Sanders 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. Sanders has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • did not vote on H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • did not vote on 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.1066 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.


  • 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.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1404 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1440 the PROTECT Immigration Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1935 the Family Coverage Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2317 the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2389 the FAIR Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2501 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.2850 the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2019.


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

  • co-sponsored S.3212 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3276 the ASSET Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • 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.3719 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3784 the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.388 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3883 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the earned income tax credit available to residents of possessions of the United States..

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.661 the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s 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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