Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Henry Cuellar

Rep. Henry Cuellar

Democrat, Texas, 28th District
Office 202-225-1640 | @RepCuellar | Facebook

B

Grade

9

Votes for Children

15

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

3

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Cuellar represents a district with a child poverty rate of 34.2 percent. 16.3 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 25.3 percent are food insecure, and 14.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Cuellar has taken 9 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 15 bills to help children. Rep. Cuellar has taken 3 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. Cuellar 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.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA 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.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2080 the Paying Hourly Americans Stronger Earnings (PHASE) in $15 Wage Act.

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


  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • 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..

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4768 the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4801 the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4951 the School Security Enhancement Act.

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

  • voted for 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.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.954 the GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019.

  • 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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    2020-01-22T18:03:02-05:00