Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. James Baird

Rep. James Baird

Republican, Indiana, 4th District
Office 202-225-5037 | @RepJimBaird | Facebook

C

Grade

6

Votes for Children

5

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

14

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Baird represents a district with a child poverty rate of 13 percent. 5.1 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 16 percent are food insecure, and 3.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Baird has taken 6 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 5 bills to help children. Rep. Baird has taken 14 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Baird has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against 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.1665 the Building Blocks of STEM 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.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3149 the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act.

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3665 the School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act.

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

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

  • voted against 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.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.692 the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019.

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

  • voted against H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks 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.

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

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