August Recess: Time for Real Accountability
August is here and that means it is recess for Congress.
But now is not the time for conservative accountability to take a break. With Members of Congress back at home holding events, having meetings, and making public appearances, August is the perfect time to meet them and talk about their voting records.
You can use the Heritage Action Scorecard as your guide on what to talk about during your meetings with Members of Congress.
In typical Washington fashion, Congress saved three “must pass” items — a bailout of the federal highway trust fund, legislation that claims to fix our failing VA system, and action to address a border crisis caused by President Obama’s refusal to enforce the law — for the last minute.
So last week, with four days left and a full plate, many Members of Congress had to choose between standing for principle and a quick ticket home for recess.
Five of last week’s votes are now live on our scorecard: 3 in the Senate and 2 in the House.
The common thread in these five votes is the choice they presented to Members of Congress: take the easy way out and support “patches” and flawed legislation, or push for real conservative reforms that would actually solve the issues.
Check out our Scorecard to see how your Members of Congress voted and make sure to hold them accountable and as you meet with them during the congressional August recess.