Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Fred Upton

Rep. Fred Upton

Republican, Michigan, 6th District
Office 202-225-3761 | @RepFredUpton | Facebook

B

Grade

6

Votes for Children

14

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

6

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Upton represents a district with a child poverty rate of 18.7 percent. 8 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 14.6 percent are food insecure, and 3.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Upton has taken 6 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 14 bills to help children. Rep. Upton has taken 6 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. Upton has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • did not vote on H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2786 the Jake Laird Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2822 the Family-to-Family Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the 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.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3670 the Short-Term Detention Standards Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3842 the Preventing Lead Poisoning Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4061 the Blue Collar and Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4215 the Excellence in Maternal Health Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5236 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

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

  • voted for H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 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 H.R.692 the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • 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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