Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

Democrat, Missouri, 5th District
Office 202-225-4535 | @RepCleaver | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

53

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Cleaver represents a district with a child poverty rate of 19.5 percent. 9.2 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 18.2 percent are food insecure, and 7.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Cleaver has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 51 bills to help children. Rep. Cleaver 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 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Cleaver has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for and sponsored H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • 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.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.149 the Housing Fairness Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1690 the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • 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.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • 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.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine 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.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • 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.3620 the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4029 the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4278 the Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4300 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019.

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

  • 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.5187 the Housing is Infrastructure 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5469 the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5748 the Jobs, On-the-Job “Earn-While-You-Learn” Training, and Apprenticeships for Young African-Americans Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6680 the Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act.

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


  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery Act of 2020.

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.717 the Raise the Age Act.

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

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

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

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