Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Robert Menendez

Sen. Robert Menendez

Democrat, New Jersey
Office 202-224-4744 | @SenatorMenendez | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

54

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Menendez represents a state with a child poverty rate of 13.7 percent. 5.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 13.2 percent are food insecure, and 3.9 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Menendez has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 5 bills and cosponsored 49 bills to help children. Sen. Menendez 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. Menendez 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.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.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.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1524 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • 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.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1780 the Focus on Children Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1844 the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1918 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019.

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

  • 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.2449 the Federal Firearm Licensing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2501 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2019.

  • 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.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored S.3325 the PARENTS Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3424 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • 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.3719 the Closing the Meal Gap 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.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.4078 the Emergency Affordable Housing Act of 2020.

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


  • co-sponsored S.4108 the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4172 the Child Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020.

  • 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.463 the FAMILY Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban 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.788 the Equality Act.


  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement 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.

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