Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. André Carson

Rep. André Carson

Democrat, Indiana, 7th District
Office 202-225-4011 | @RepAndreCarson | Facebook

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Grade

9

Votes for Children

54

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Carson represents a district with a child poverty rate of 26.9 percent. 13.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 21.2 percent are food insecure, and 9.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Carson has taken 9 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 53 bills to help children. Rep. Carson 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. Carson 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.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1277 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • 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.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2076 the Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2217 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • 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.2786 the Jake Laird Act of 2019.

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

  • voted for 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.3061 the Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • 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.3435 the Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3451 the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3507 the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3918 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3922 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4155 the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4206 the Student and Taxpayer Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4213 the Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4215 the Excellence in Maternal Health Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4684 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4995 the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.719 the MICRO Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.852 the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.869 the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.

  • 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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