Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Republican, Alaska
Office 202-224-6665 | @LisaMurkowski | Facebook

B

Grade

2

Votes for Children

16

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Murkowski represents a state with a child poverty rate of 14.1 percent. 6 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 18.7 percent are food insecure, and 9.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Murkowski has taken 2 votes that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 14 bills to help children. Sen. Murkowski 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. Murkowski 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.1013 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1770 the RISE from Trauma Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.2259 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2282 the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2373 the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2916 the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.4071 the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored S.874 the Dream Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.923 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing 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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