Heritage Action’s Week in Review 12/16/11
This week our Legislative Scorecard was used as the measure of conservatism for groups and individuals endorsing Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The National Review wrote:
“Johnson supporters are quick to point out the senator’s conservative credentials via the Heritage Action for America congressional scorecard: He enjoys a 91 percent rating, compared with Blunt’s 64 percent. (Heritage Action is a notoriously tough grader; Paul Ryan rates just 78 percent.)”
Our key vote alert against the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador was also reported by Roll Call.
Our continuing fight to reduce spending was mentioned in CQ, in an article about conservatives wanting to spend less than the discretionary spending cap set forth by the Budget Control Act of August. We have been adamant about adhering to the Ryan Budget numbers.
Big Government wrote a piece about Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) seat being in danger, and used our scorecard to highlight the Senator’s voting record.
Erick Erickson of RedState continued to promote our scorecard as well, posting on his site that Rep. Geoff Davis is retiring, and letting his readers know where Rep. Davis stands on conservative issues.
Finally, CNN Politics used our scorecard to judge the 2012 Republican Presidential candidates, saying that Michelle Bachman is one of the top ten House members according to our scorecard.
Knowing that our scorecard has become the measure of conservatism is a huge win, and it’s all thanks to supporters like you desire to hold Congress accountable.