Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Independent, Vermont
Office 202-224-5141 | @SenSanders | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

50

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Sanders has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 9 bills and cosponsored 41 bills to help children. Sen. Sanders 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. Sanders 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.1170 the Summer Meals 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.1338 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1368 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1375 the Families Belong Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1398 the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1542 the MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1569 the Student Food Security Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1598 the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2021.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1660 the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1674 the Affordable Housing Production Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1830 the Safe School Meals for Kids Act of 2021.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1841 the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1848 the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1858 the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2192 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.222 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.304 the End Diaper Need Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.313 the Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.346 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

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

  • co-sponsored S.385 the Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.404 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.411 the MOM­MA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored S.484 the Moms Matter Act.

  • co-sponsored S.492 the Ending Qualified Immunity Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.510 the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act of 2021.

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


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

  • co-sponsored S.598 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.679 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.769 the Housing Fairness 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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