Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Steve Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise

Republican, Louisiana, 1st District
Office 202-225-3015 | @SteveScalise | Facebook

D

Grade

2

Votes for Children

0

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

12

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Scalise represents a district with a child poverty rate of 18.3 percent. 7.7 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 18.6 percent are food insecure, and 3.8 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Scalise has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 0 bills to help children. Rep. Scalise has taken 12 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. Scalise 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.155 the Hearing Protection Act.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • voted for 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.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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