Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Don Young

Rep. Don Young

Republican, Alaska, At-Large
Office 202-225-5765 | @RepDonYoung | Facebook

C

Grade

2

Votes for Children

12

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

9

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Young represents a district with a child poverty rate of 14.1 percent. 6 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 18.7 percent are food insecure, and 9.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Young has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 11 bills to help children. Rep. Young has taken 9 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. Young has taken the following action during this Congress:

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

  • voted against 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.1724 the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2468 the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2810 the Tax Fairness for Tribal Youth Act of 2019.


  • voted for 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.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.38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4029 the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4957 the Native American Child Protection Act.

  • did not vote on H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5289 the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2019.

  • 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 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.

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

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