Heritage Action’s Week in Review 2-24-2012

Both the House and the Senate were in recess this week, but that didn’t stop us from picking up press mentions!

Transportation remains a high priority for both houses of Congress, and we’ve made our opposition well known. Both the House and the Senate decided to delay the highway bill until after this recess, and we were cited in CQ as one of the deciding factors:

“The GOP leadership’s efforts to line up its caucus got a boost when two leading business groups — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers — endorsed the surface transportation–energy package and said they would score it among their key votes. But Republicans are in a tough spot because other conservative policy groups — notably Heritage Action for America — have urged a “no” vote and have said that they will include the bill in their legislative scorecard.”

Our Legislative Scorecard was featured on Brain Droppings in a simple post saying that it is a “handy way to see who to support.”

Erick Erickson of RedState also continued his support of our scorecard with a post about a contested Illinois primary.

In an interview with CNN, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) used our scorecard to qualify his conservatism:

“I don’t think he’s alienating people. Look, I’m the second most conservative person in the House of Representatives according to some of the analysis by Heritage Action and others. I’ve always viewed Mitt Romney as a very conservative person.”

Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC), introduced the Employee Rights Act (H.R.2810), and mentioned our support of the bill in his press release:

“Congressman Tim Scott’s (SC-01) Employee Rights Act (HR 2810), pro-worker and pro-fairness legislation, continues to build support throughout the conservative community. Heritage Action, the sister organization of the Heritage Foundation, announced its support late last week, joining Americans for Prosperity and the Center for Union Facts in backing the legislation.”

Knowing that we’re helping to influence the political conversation as well as the continued use of our scorecard as the measure of conservatism is a huge win, and it’s all thanks to supporters like you who work to hold Congress accountable.

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