Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Maxine Waters

Rep. Maxine Waters

Democrat, California, 43rd District
Office 202-225-2201 | @RepMaxineWaters | Facebook

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Grade

15

Votes for Children

45

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Waters represents a district with a child poverty rate of 21.4 percent. 8.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 19.2 percent are food insecure, and 4.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Waters has taken 15 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 41 bills to help children. Rep. Waters 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. Waters 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.1185 the FAMILY Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family 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.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2720 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • 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.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3378 the Stop Child Summer Hunger 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.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4980 the Family First Transition Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5004 the Schedules That Work Act.


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

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 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 H.R.6347 the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6358 the To authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for community development block grants, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.6362 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6368 the State Housing Relief Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6374 the Ensuring Affordable Housing Security During the Coronavirus Emergency Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6379 the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6724 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020.

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6806 the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6859 the Public Housing and Section 8 Operational Response Act for COVID-19.

  • 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 and sponsored 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.7402 the Protecting Renters from Eviction and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES 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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