Conservative Scorecard Doesn't Grade on a Curve
Washington - On Thursday, Heritage Action for America unveiled its legislative scorecard, a comprehensive and revealing barometer of a lawmaker's willingness to fight for conservative policies in Congress.
"With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes," Heritage Action's CEO Michael A. Needham said. "Heritage Action's scorecard will empower Americans to hold their Members of Congress accountable to conservative principles."
"I am so thrilled that Heritage Action for America is doing a legislative scorecard," South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said. "It is time now that we look at the spending habits of our legislators. It's time that we look at what they're doing with debt. It's time that we look at how they're spending taxpayer money."
"We are tough graders and we don't apologize for it," Needham continued. "After all, we are conservatives, not tenured university professors."
Heritage Action's legislative scorecard currently encompasses 30 votes and 5 co-sponsorship scores in the House and 19 votes and 4 co-sponsorship scores in the Senate. The votes cover the full spectrum of conservatism, and include legislative action on issues both large and small. 13 Senators and 27 Representatives received scores above 85%.
"Americans are lucky to have a strong core of rock-solid conservative Congressmen and Senators, but if we are to save the American dream for our children and grandchildren, more lawmakers must be willing to fight for conservative policies with every single vote," Needham concluded.
As Congress votes, Heritage Action will continue to update the scorecard in near real time, providing people with information, show them why it matters and enable easy sharing to spread the word. Along with Heritage Action's other tools, it will allow Americans to hold their Members of Congress accountable and ensure they are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society.
See the scorecard: http://heritageactionscorecard.com