Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Edward Markey

Sen. Edward Markey

Democrat, Massachusetts
Office 202-224-2742 | @SenMarkey | Facebook

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Grade

2

Votes for Children

79

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Markey represents a state with a child poverty rate of 12.2 percent. 5.5 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 11.7 percent are food insecure, and 1.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Markey has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 6 bills and cosponsored 73 bills to help children. Sen. Markey 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, Sen. Markey has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against 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.1033 the Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1048 the Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction.

  • co-sponsored S.1129 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • 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.116 the MOMS Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1243 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1258 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored S.1524 the Real Education for Healthy Youth 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.1652 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1733 the Protecting Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.



  • co-sponsored S.1878 the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1894 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.193 the Ethan’s Law.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1944 the Public Health Funding Restoration Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2007 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.


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

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

  • co-sponsored S.2219 the A bill to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement..

  • co-sponsored S.2235 the Student Loan Debt Relief Act of 2019.

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

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


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

  • co-sponsored S.2876 the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.320 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3254 the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal 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.3696 the Health Insurance Relief for Unemployed Individuals and Families.

  • co-sponsored S.3784 the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.388 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.3934 the Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees 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.4131 the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4252 the Worker First Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4490 the Make Billionaires Pay Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.661 the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.697 the Next Step Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.787 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s 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.

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

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