Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Ralph Abraham

Rep. Ralph Abraham

Republican, Louisiana, 5th District
Office 202-225-8490 | @RepAbraham | Facebook

C

Grade

1

Vote for Children

0

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

7

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Abraham represents a district with a child poverty rate of 32.6 percent. 14.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 25.6 percent are food insecure, and 3.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Abraham has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 0 bills to help children. Rep. Abraham has taken 7 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. Abraham has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • did not vote on H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • did not vote on H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.155 the Hearing Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2443 the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act.

  • did not vote on H.R.2940 the bill 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.2988 the Protecting American Lives Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • did not vote on H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted against H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for 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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