Heritage Action’s Week in Review 12/9/11

Yet again, our scorecard continues to be used to point out who is a solid conservative and who is not. Big Government, RedState, and The Washington Examiner used our scorecard to highlight the voting records of Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), both of whom are running for Conference Vice Chairman, the number 5 GOP leadership position in the Senate.

Politico called our scorecard a “hugely influential cheat sheet for determining conservative bona fides in Congress.”

The big-government liberals have been up in arms over the defeat of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that would have almost no accountability, but would have nearly unlimited powers to govern. Heritage Action opposed the nomination, and the National Journal mentioned us in an article about the defeat:

“Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action for America, which announced it will include the vote in its annual evaluation of lawmakers’ records, said conservatives are gearing up to make sure senators who voted no keep that position. They are also working to ensure Obama does not make a recess appointment…”

Another contentious vote this week was the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court. Roll Call (here and here) and CQ both mentioned our objection to her nomination.

The nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador was also objected to by many activist groups, including Heritage Action. The Hill reported that some in Congress preferred to play identity politics, as opposed to focus on the serious deficiencies with the nominee.

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