Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Democrat, Illinois
Office 202-224-2854 | @SenDuckworth | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

47

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Duckworth represents a state with a child poverty rate of 16.2 percent. 6.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.7 percent are food insecure, and 3.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Duckworth has taken 1 vote that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 43 bills to help children. Sen. Duckworth 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, Sen. Duckworth has taken the following action during this Congress:

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

  • co-sponsored S.1033 the Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1243 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1524 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1550 the Helping to Encourage Real Opportunities (HERO) for At-Risk Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1551 the Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1770 the RISE from Trauma Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2317 the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2603 the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2951 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3071 the Family Medical Leave Modernization Act.

  • co-sponsored S.320 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement 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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