Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Terri Sewell

Rep. Terri Sewell

Democrat, Alabama, 7th District
Office 202-225-2665 | @RepTerriSewell | Facebook

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Grade

16

Votes for Children

54

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Sewell represents a district with a child poverty rate of 35.8 percent. 17.8 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 26.9 percent are food insecure, and 4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Sewell has taken 16 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 53 bills to help children. Rep. Sewell 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, Rep. Sewell has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for 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.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1696 the PACE Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1967 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • 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.3058 the VIP Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 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.3667 the Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4768 the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.556 the ELEVATE Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6132 the Social Determinants for Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6137 the IMPACT to Save Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6138 the Tech to Save Moms Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6142 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6144 the Kira Johnson Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6159 the Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6244 the To amend titles XVIII and XIX to provide for coverage at no cost sharing of COVID-19 testing under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program..

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6437 the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6442 the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6460 the To provide funding for needed child and adult care so that essential workers can report to work during the COVID-19 pandemic..

  • co-sponsored H.R.6680 the Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6797 the CHIPPER Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7022 the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act.

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7302 the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act.

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools 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.

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