Congressional Voting Record by State (2016)

May 13, 2016

How did your state's delegation in the U.S. Congress stand on legislation during the 114th Congress (2015-2016) that would end hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world?

These records, broken down by state, detail the support of legislation addressing both domestic and international issues. It shows how representatives and senators co-sponsored (or not) legislation and how they voted on legislation.

For the 114th Congress, Bread for the World has urged lawmakers to protect programs for low-income individuals and families by:

  • ending sequestration
  • making improvements to the earned-income and child tax credits permanent
  • reforming our criminal-justice system
  • passing the Global Food Security Act
  • reforming international food aid
  • reauthorizing the African Growth and Opportunity Act
  • providing better access to summer meals for low-income children 

During this election season, this voting record can be a helpful resource as you listen to candidates debate the issues that are important to you.

Bread members can also use the information here to thank members of Congress who supported our efforts to make ending a hunger a national priority and to voice concern about votes that will result in more hunger.

Also see:

Bread's Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

One-page fact sheets that show the prevalence of hunger and poverty for each state plus Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

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