Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Democrat, Massachusetts, 7th District
Office 202-225-5111 | @RepPressley | Facebook

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Grade

16

Votes for Children

120

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Pressley represents a district with a child poverty rate of 25.2 percent. 11.3 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 16 percent are food insecure, and 1.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Pressley has taken 16 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 7 bills and cosponsored 113 bills to help children. Rep. Pressley 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, Rep. Pressley has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • co-sponsored H.R.1011 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1012 the REUNITE 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.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.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.1431 the Cost-of-Living Refund 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.1737 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1856 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • 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.2055 the An Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2169 the Rent Relief Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2217 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2468 the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • 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.2763 the Keeping Families Together Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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.3058 the VIP 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.3315 the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3366 the No Shame at School Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3435 the Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3448 the Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3516 the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3569 the Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3590 the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3685 the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2018.

  • 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.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4116 the Prevent Gun Trafficking Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4146 the Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019.

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

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4684 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4984 the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness 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.5010 the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5185 the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5187 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5189 the BABIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5244 the Homes for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the WRCR Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.5383 the New Way Forward Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5406 the To provide grants to owners of grandfamily housing, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5469 the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

  • 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.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5917 the Gun Records Restoration and Preservation 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.6132 the Social Determinants for Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6137 the IMPACT to Save Moms Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6138 the Tech to Save Moms Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6142 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6144 the Kira Johnson Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care 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.6347 the Rental Eviction Moratorium 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.6442 the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6485 the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6515 the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6553 the Automatic Boost to Communities Act.

  • 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.


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

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6848 the Pandemic Protection Act.

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

  • 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.

  • co-sponsored H.R.717 the Raise the Age Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.719 the MICRO Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored 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.



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

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8020 the Make Billionaires Pay Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8118 the Foster Youth Dental Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8352 the To advance black families in the 21st Century..

  • 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.

  • 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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