Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Jim McGovern

Rep. Jim McGovern

Democrat, Massachusetts, 2nd District
Office 202-225-6101 | @RepMcGovern | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

120

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. McGovern represents a district with a child poverty rate of 9.5 percent. 4.9 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 11.6 percent are food insecure, and 1.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. McGovern has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 119 bills to help children. Rep. McGovern 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. McGovern has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • co-sponsored H.R.1069 the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act.

  • 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.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.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.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • 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.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids 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.2567 the Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act.

  • 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.2720 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • 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.2809 the Improving Access to Nutrition Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2902 the Maternal CARE 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.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.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3312 the Family Reunification Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3315 the Universal Child Care and Early Learning 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.3447 the Public Health Funding Restoration Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3452 the Help Separated Families Act of 2019.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.3887 the Student Loan Debt Relief Act of 2019.

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

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4155 the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act.

  • 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.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4768 the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4995 the Maternal Health Quality Improvement 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.5004 the Schedules That Work Act.

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

  • 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.5187 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.5325 the Ending PUSHOUT 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.5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020.

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

  • 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.6181 the Ensuring Emergency Food Security Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6187 the MEALS Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6308 the Housing is a Human Right 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.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.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • 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.6724 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020.

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

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

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

  • 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.717 the Raise the Age 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.7794 the Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act.

  • 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.

  • 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.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.939 the SECURE Firearm Storage 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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