Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Richard Neal

Rep. Richard Neal

Democrat, Massachusetts, 1st District
Office 202-225-5601 | @RepRichardNeal | Facebook

B

Grade

17

Votes for Children

32

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Neal represents a district with a child poverty rate of 21.8 percent. 9.8 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 14.6 percent are food insecure, and 1.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Neal has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 30 bills to help children. Rep. Neal 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. Neal 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.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap 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.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2315 the Keep Our PACT 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..


  • 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.

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

  • 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.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 and co-sponsored H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6379 the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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 and co-sponsored H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.7947 the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic 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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