Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith

Democrat, Minnesota
Office 202-224-5641 | @SenTinaSmith | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

71

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Smith represents a state with a child poverty rate of 11.7 percent. 4.7 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 12.6 percent are food insecure, and 3.3 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Smith has taken 3 votes that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 6 bills and cosponsored 65 bills to help children. Sen. Smith 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. Smith 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.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • 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.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1173 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • 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.1650 the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019.

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

  • 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.1935 the Family Coverage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1944 the Public Health Funding Restoration Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.



  • co-sponsored S.2317 the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling 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.2567 the Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2803 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities 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.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3563 the Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3679 the Newborn CARES Act.

  • 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.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4100 the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4164 the Emergency Housing Voucher Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4202 the Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2020.

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

  • co-sponsored S.4314 the RETAIN Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4360 the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4769 the A bill to improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency..

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

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

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

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.661 the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act 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.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.981 the Medicare-X Choice 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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