Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Democrat, New Jersey, 5th District
Office 202-225-4465 | @RepJoshG | Facebook

B

Grade

17

Votes for Children

31

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Gottheimer represents a district with a child poverty rate of 4.6 percent. null percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 9.8 percent are food insecure, and 2.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Gottheimer has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 31 bills to help children. Rep. Gottheimer has taken 1 action 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. Gottheimer 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.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1696 the PACE Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2270 the Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2311 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2315 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 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.3665 the School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3909 the Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2019.

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

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

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.5296 the Advancing Support for Working Families 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.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections 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.

  • 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.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.

  • voted for H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.954 the GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019.

  • 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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