Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Joe Courtney

Rep. Joe Courtney

Democrat, Connecticut, 2nd District
Office 202-225-2076 | @RepJoeCourtney | Facebook

A

Grade

17

Votes for Children

46

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Courtney represents a district with a child poverty rate of 10.2 percent. 4.3 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 14.4 percent are food insecure, and 2.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Courtney has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 45 bills to help children. Rep. Courtney 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. Courtney 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.1266 the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need 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.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3214 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence 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.4206 the Student and Taxpayer Protection Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5187 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5191 the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5204 the Student Mental Health Rights Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6187 the MEALS Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6275 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6442 the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6445 the Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.686 the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2019.

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

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7302 the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.7371 the Rebuilding Main Street Act of 2020.


  • 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.8294 the To amend the National Apprenticeship Act and expand the national apprenticeship system to include apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeship registered under such Act, to promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguar.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.939 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • 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.

    2020-10-12T10:51:30-05:00