Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Stephen Lynch

Rep. Stephen Lynch

Democrat, Massachusetts, 8th District
Office 202-225-8273 | @RepStephenLynch | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

52

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Lynch represents a district with a child poverty rate of 8 percent. 3.2 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 10.9 percent are food insecure, and 1.3 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Lynch has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 51 bills to help children. Rep. Lynch 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. Lynch 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.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family 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.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.1856 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization 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.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.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3234 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest 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.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability 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.5069 the The Recognizing Poverty Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.511 the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims 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.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5717 the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020.

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

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6724 the Public Health Emergency Shelter 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.7633 the Lead Abatement for Families Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7950 the Emergency Family Stabilization Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • 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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