Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden

Democrat, Oregon
Office 202-224-5244 | @RonWyden | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

41

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Wyden represents a state with a child poverty rate of 15.7 percent. 6.8 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 18.9 percent are food insecure, and 3.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Wyden has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 3 bills and cosponsored 38 bills to help children. Sen. Wyden 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. Wyden 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.1048 the Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction.

  • co-sponsored S.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming 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.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage 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.1642 the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act.

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


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

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1920 the Long-Term Unemployment Elimination Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1941 the Child Summer Hunger Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1986 the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2070 the Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations 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.2282 the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling 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.2567 the Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2777 the Family First Transition Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2803 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities 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.3025 the Increasing Opportunity for Former Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3144 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3660 the Emergency Funding for Child Protection 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.3841 the A bill to protect 2020 recovery rebates for individuals from assignment or garnishment, and for other purposes..

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

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

  • 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.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020.

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


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

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

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids 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.737 the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement 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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