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Sen. Rob Portman

Sen. Rob Portman

Republican, Ohio
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Office Phone: 202-225-5531
Committees:
Joint Economic
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
Foreign Relations
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
20.1% of children are in poverty
23.2% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.4% of children are in extreme poverty
15.1% are food insecure
4.5% lack health insurance

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

Portman 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.

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  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.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

  • 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.1148, the CRIB Act, which would allow a state Medicaid program to cover inpatient or outpatient services at a residential pediatric recovery center for infants with neonatal drug withdrawal symptoms and their families.

  • co-sponsored S.1859, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, which would extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.


  • co-sponsored S.2899, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • Portman 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.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

  • co-sponsored S.1795, the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, which would improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster care children and youth.

  • Portman on Youth Justice

  • voted for 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.

  • Portman on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.portman.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5531.

    Portman on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.434, the Housing for Homeless Students Act, which allows homeless youth who are full-time students to qualify for the low income housing tax credit.

  • 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.

  • Portman on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.portman.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5531.

    Portman on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.portman.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5531.

    Portman 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 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.628, the Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, which would modify the program for federal assistance for career and technical education to require high quality secondary education programming.

  • 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.

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