Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Ralph Norman

Rep. Ralph Norman

Republican, South Carolina, 5th District
Office 202-225-5501 | @RepRalphNorman | Facebook

D

Grade

2

Votes for Children

3

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

21

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Norman represents a district with a child poverty rate of 19.9 percent. 7.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 18.6 percent are food insecure, and 2.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Norman has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 3 bills to help children. Rep. Norman has taken 21 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. Norman has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against 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.1319 the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1395 the Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1469 the Improving Transparency in TANF through Data Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.155 the Hearing Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1753 the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.185 the ObamaCare Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2443 the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act.

  • voted against 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..

  • co-sponsored H.R.2988 the Protecting American Lives Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3149 the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3594 the Healthcare Freedom Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3930 the Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act.

  • voted against H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted against H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted against H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.771 the Choices in Education Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.897 the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.899 the bill to terminate the Department of Education..

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • 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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    2020-01-22T18:08:25-05:00