Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Patrick Leahy

Sen. Patrick Leahy

Democrat, Vermont
Office 202-224-4242 | @SenatorLeahy | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

22

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Leahy has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 22 bills to help children. Sen. Leahy has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 400 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Leahy has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1019 the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1195 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1270 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1288 the College for All Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1360 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1530 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1809 the ASSET Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1819 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1833 the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2005 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.261 the All Dependents Count Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.271 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.281 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.348 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • co-sponsored S.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored S.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.53 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.591 the Background Check Completion Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.96 the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021.

  • 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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