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The Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard shows some important legislative successes but notes some missed key opportunities to improve the lives of children in 2007.
The average scores for Members of Congress in both the House of Representatives and the Senate improved from the previous three years with more Members scoring 100 percent than in 2004, 2005 or 2006. However, Congress failed to provide health coverage for even one-third of the children currently uninsured in America. The Scorecard, which grades every Member of the House and Senate based on ten key votes affecting children, calls on voters to hold their legislators accountable for their votes.
As the 2007 CDF Action Council Scorecard reports:
The Scorecard highlights Congress's failure to override President Bush's veto of legislation to extend health coverage to 3.1 million more uninsured children. But it also credits Members for making important progress for children and families in 2007 by passing: