Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Cheri Bustos

Rep. Cheri Bustos

Democrat, Illinois, 17th District
Office 202-225-5905 | @RepCheri | Facebook

B

Grade

17

Votes for Children

35

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Bustos represents a district with a child poverty rate of 27.1 percent. 12.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 19.9 percent are food insecure, and 2.9 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Bustos has taken 17 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 34 bills to help children. Rep. Bustos 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, Rep. Bustos has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for 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.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1690 the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1868 the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4996 the Helping MOMS Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6142 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6724 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6801 the FEED the Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6968 the Meals on Wheels for Kids Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7022 the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.7718 the Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.7887 the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.852 the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools 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.

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