Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. James Clyburn

Rep. James Clyburn

Democrat, South Carolina, 6th District
Office 202-225-3315 | @WhipClyburn | Facebook

B

Grade

7

Votes for Children

19

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Clyburn represents a district with a child poverty rate of 36 percent. 15.6 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 22.5 percent are food insecure, and 4.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Clyburn has taken 7 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 15 bills to help children. Rep. Clyburn 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. Clyburn has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for and sponsored 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.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban 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.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.

  • 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.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.



  • did not vote on but co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

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

  • did not vote on but co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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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