Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Democrat, Texas, 18th District
Office 202-225-3816 | @JacksonLeeTX18 | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

128

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Jackson Lee represents a district with a child poverty rate of 32.9 percent. 15.9 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 26.7 percent are food insecure, and 13.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Jackson Lee has taken 17 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 124 bills to help children. Rep. Jackson Lee 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. Jackson Lee has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • co-sponsored H.R.1011 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1012 the REUNITE Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1116 the Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • 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.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • 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.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1436 the EITC Modernization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1634 the Youth Corps Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.167 the To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer..

  • co-sponsored H.R.1690 the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety 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.1856 the Ending Homelessness 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.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2000 the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2111 the PROTECT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2169 the Rent Relief Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2217 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • 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.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2452 the Medicare for America Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2674 the Gun Theft Prevention Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2729 the PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.282 the SAFER Now Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2922 the Respond NOW 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.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3024 the Families Under One Roof Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3268 the Go to High School, Go to College Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3272 the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3315 the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3359 the National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3366 the No Shame at School Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3394 the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3448 the Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3451 the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3590 the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3685 the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2018.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3775 the Equal Justice for Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3918 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.399 the PATH Act.

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



  • co-sponsored H.R.4107 the Funding Early Childhood is the Right IDEA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4116 the Prevent Gun Trafficking Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4206 the Student and Taxpayer Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4213 the Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4220 the Chronic Absenteeism Reduction in Every School (CARES) Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4278 the Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4280 the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4546 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4684 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4801 the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019.


  • 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.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.511 the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5236 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the WRCR Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5298 the Eviction Prevention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5308 the Expanding Access to School Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5469 the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6047 the Improving Child Care for Working Families Act of 2020.

  • 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.6362 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6437 the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6496 the Emergency Money for the People Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6515 the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6582 the Food for Working Families Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6674 the Medicare Crisis Program Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6680 the Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6722 the Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6797 the CHIPPER Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6823 the SHELTER Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6959 the Dosha Joi Immediate Coverage for Foster Youth Act.

  • voted for 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.719 the MICRO Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.727 the Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2019.

  • 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.7551 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.7743 the We Need Eviction Data Now Act of 2020.

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8196 the Protect Black Women and Girls Act of 2020.

  • 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.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.869 the Undetectable Firearms Modernization 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.

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