Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Richard Shelby

Sen. Richard Shelby

Republican, Alabama
Office 202-224-5744 | @SenShelby | Facebook

C

Grade

2

Votes for Children

0

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

2

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Shelby represents a state with a child poverty rate of 23.8 percent. 11.3 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 22.3 percent are food insecure, and 3.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Shelby has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 0 bills to help children. Sen. Shelby has taken 2 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. Shelby has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against 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.3548 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.69 the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity 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.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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