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Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Democrat, Massachusetts
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Office Phone: 202-224-2644
Committees:
Aging
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
13.5% of children are in poverty
14.7% of children under 6 are in poverty
6.6% of children are in extreme poverty
9.6% are food insecure
1.5% lack health insurance

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

Warren on Child Poverty

  • voted against 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.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • Warren on Child Health

  • voted against H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against 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  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.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 against 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.194, the CHOICE Act, which would provide for a public health insurance option.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • 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.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1227, the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act, which would stablize health coverage for children whose eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP fluctuates along with their family income.

  • co-sponsored S.1307, the Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act, which would expand eligibility for health care premium assistance tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.1441, the Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act, which would extend funding for community health centers for ten years.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.

  • co-sponsored S.1650, the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act, which would authorize grants to support access of marginalized youth to sexual health services.

  • co-sponsored S.1653, the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act, which would authorize grants for comprehensive sex education.

  • co-sponsored S.1804, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a universal Medicare program.

  • co-sponsored S.2001, the State Public Option Act, which would establish a public health care option through Medicaid.

  • co-sponsored S.2253, the CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, which would provide for parity within the Children’s Health Insurance Program for mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment.

  • co-sponsored S.2415, the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act, which would streamline the process for children with complex medical needs seeking medical care across state lines through Medicaid or CHIP.

  • co-sponsored S.2529, the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, which would increase health care subsidies for younger adults to improve participation rates on the state health care exchanges.

  • co-sponsored S.3029, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, which would extend a law funding research and education regarding prematurely delivered babies.

  • Warren on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.937, the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, which would make the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

  • co-sponsored S.1303, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in adoption and the foster care system.

  • Warren on Youth Justice

  • voted against 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.

  • co-sponsored S.1127, the Justice Safety Valve Act, which would amend the criminal code to allow judges discretion to imposes sentences below the statutory minimum.

  • co-sponsored S.2423, the REAL Act, which would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals.

  • Warren on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.1915, the Handgun Trigger Safety Act, which would provide for development and implementation of technology to limit use of handguns to authorized users.

  • co-sponsored S.1945, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2044, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, which would prevent domestic abusers subject to a protective court order from purchasing or possessing guns.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.2546, the MASS Act, which would require states to adopt firearms licensing standards.

  • co-sponsored S.3211, the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, which would impose stricter record keeping and reporting requirements and eligibility standards on gun sellers.

  • co-sponsored S.3300, the Untraceable Firearms Act, which would require that all guns be traceable and prohibits weapons made of materials undetectable by x-ray machines or other means.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Warren on Housing

  • 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.

  • Warren on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.2477, the SNAP Work Opportunities and Veteran Protection Act, which would exempt SNAP recipients from the program’s work requirements if they aren’t first offered a position in a state job training or workfare program.

  • co-sponsored S.2723, the SNAP for Kids Act, which would increase SNAP benefits for children by changing the method by which benefits are calculated.

  • Warren on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1151, the Credit for Caring Act, which would provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.

  • co-sponsored S.1690, the CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize a program that provides campus-based child care for parents in college.

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Warren on Education

  • voted against 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.1674, the School Building Improvement Act, which would provide grants for the repair, renovation, and construction of public elementary schools and secondary schools.

  • co-sponsored S.2370, the STRIVE Act, which would increase funding for programs supporting early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.


  • co-sponsored S.3110, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to establish a new office to ensure compliance with anti-sex-discrimination laws.

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