Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Barbara Lee

Rep. Barbara Lee

Democrat, California, 13th District
Office 202-225-2661 | @RepBarbaraLee | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

130

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Lee represents a district with a child poverty rate of 15.8 percent. 8.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 18.2 percent are food insecure, and 2.9 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Lee has taken 17 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 126 bills to help children. Rep. Lee 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. Lee has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • 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.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.1431 the Cost-of-Living Refund Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1470 the Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019.

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

  • 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.1737 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019.


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

  • 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.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids 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.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2649 the Tax Equity and Prosperity for Puerto Rican Families Act of 2019.

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

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


  • 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.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.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3157 the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3214 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3265 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • 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.3378 the Stop Child Summer Hunger 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.3435 the Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3447 the Public Health Funding Restoration Act.

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

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

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3922 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • 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.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.4420 the Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization 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.4980 the Family First Transition Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4984 the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5004 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5010 the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5069 the The Recognizing Poverty Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5071 the A Just Society: The Embrace Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5072 the A Just Society: A Place to Prosper Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5185 the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the WRCR 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.5383 the New Way Forward 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5813 the Pathway to Stable and Affordable Housing for All Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5814 the No Public Charge Deportation Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5884 the Legal Assistance to Prevent Evictions Act of 2020.


  • 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.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6181 the Ensuring Emergency Food Security Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6347 the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6430 the Suspend School Meal Debt Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6438 the To allow 2020 recovery rebates to be made on the basis of an individual’s taxpayer identification number..

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6485 the Recovery Rebates Improvement 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.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.6797 the CHIPPER Act.

  • 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.6846 the Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.717 the Raise the Age Act.

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

  • 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.7402 the Protecting Renters from Eviction and Fees Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.7633 the Lead Abatement for Families 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.

  • 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.8339 the Expanding Opportunity through Pre-Apprenticeships Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

  • co-sponsored H.R.8387 the To amend the Social Security Act to provide for a Family Crisis Cash Assistance Program, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.8394 the To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat diapers as qualified medical expenses; and to prohibit States and local governments to impose a tax on the retail sale of diapers..

  • 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 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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