Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Benjamin Cardin

Sen. Benjamin Cardin

Democrat, Maryland
Office 202-224-4524 | @SenatorCardin | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

23

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Cardin has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 21 bills to help children. Sen. Cardin has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 400 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Cardin has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1195 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1338 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1360 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1375 the Families Belong Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1819 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1825 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1848 the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2090 the Disarm Hate Act.


  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.271 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.281 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.348 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • co-sponsored S.404 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored S.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.53 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.591 the Background Check Completion Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.72 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored S.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.96 the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021.

  • 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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