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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Democrat, North Dakota
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Office Phone: 202-225-2301
Committees:
Indian Affairs
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
10.9% of children are in poverty
12.9% of children under 6 are in poverty
5.5% of children are in extreme poverty
7.4% are food insecure
7.5% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Heitkamp on Child Poverty

  • voted against 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.

  • Heitkamp 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  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.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.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.


  • co-sponsored S.1354, the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act, which would establish a fund to provide for state individual market stabilization reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.


  • co-sponsored S.1546, the Commonsense Competition and Access to Health Insurance Act, which would allow more flexibility in the sale of health insurance coverage across state lines.

  • co-sponsored S.1976, the Increasing Access to Care Act, which would allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase bare bones plans.

  • Heitkamp on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.611, the Homeless Children and Youth Act, which would amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to meet the needs of homeless children, youth, and families.


  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.


  • Heitkamp on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Heitkamp on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-2301.

    Heitkamp on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • Heitkamp on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-2301.

    Heitkamp on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-2301.

    Heitkamp on Education

  • voted against 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 against 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.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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