Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Brian Schatz

Sen. Brian Schatz

Democrat, Hawaii
Office 202-224-3934 | @SenBrianSchatz | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

38

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Schatz represents a state with a child poverty rate of 11.9 percent. 5.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 17.5 percent are food insecure, and 2.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Schatz has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 5 bills and cosponsored 33 bills to help children. Sen. Schatz has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Schatz has taken the following action during this Congress:

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

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1129 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1173 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.137 the Right Start Child Care and Education Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1440 the PROTECT Immigration Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1866 the STRIVE Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3276 the ASSET Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3672 the Pandemic TANF Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4131 the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.



  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.737 the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality 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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