Ernst on Child Poverty
voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.
Ernst on Child Health
voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.
voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.
voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.
voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.
Ernst on Child Welfare
We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.
Ernst on Youth Justice
voted for H.R.6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which reauthorized the JJDPA and provided for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs. This bill passed unanimously through Congress.
Ernst on Gun Violence Prevention
We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.
Ernst on Housing
We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.
Ernst on Nutrition
voted for H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.
Ernst on Early Childhood Development
Ernst on Education
voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.
voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.