Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Tim Kaine

Sen. Tim Kaine

Democrat, Virginia
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Grade

3

Votes for Children

50

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Kaine represents a state with a child poverty rate of 13.7 percent. 6.7 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 13.2 percent are food insecure, and 5.1 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Kaine has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 6 bills and cosponsored 44 bills to help children. Sen. Kaine 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, Sen. Kaine has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 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 S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..


  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1541 the Tobacco-Free Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1935 the Family Coverage Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2486 the Prevent Evictions Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2777 the Family First Transition Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2850 the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.317 the ACE Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3276 the ASSET Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3660 the Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3697 the SNAP COVID-19 Anti-Hunger Restaurant Relief for You Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4100 the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.585 the SAME Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.789 the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored S.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.981 the Medicare-X Choice 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.

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

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