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Heritage Action Grades Congress

August 25, 2011

Heritage Action for America, a conservative advocacy group which is the sister organization for the Heritage Foundation, has recently graded members of Congress. Here is what they say about the ratings:

“With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action’s new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. The scorecard is comprehensive, covering the full spectrum of conservatism, and includes legislative action on issues both large and small.

Heritage Action’s legislative scorecard isn’t graded on a curve – it is tough and we don’t apologize. After all, we are conservatives, not tenured university professors.”

As for Mississippi’s delegation, here are the grades (best to worst):

1. Sen. Thad Cochran- 73 percent
1. Sen. Roger Wicker- 73 percent
3. Rep. Alan Nunnelee- 68 percent
4. Rep. Steven Palazzo- 60 percent
5. Rep. Gregg Harper- 57 percent
6. Rep. Bennie Thompson- 13 percent

The group makes no qualms about the tough grading system. No one scored a 100. Here is the top 10 overall:

1. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)- 99 percent
2. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)- 98 percent
3. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)- 97 percent
4. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)- 96 percent
5. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)- 96 percent
6. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)- 96 percent
7. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)- 95 percent
8. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)- 95 percent
9. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)- 94 percent
10. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)- 94 percent

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Travis Rose permalink
    August 25, 2011 10:53 pm

    Sen. McCain scored 79%.
    Sen. Graham 78%.

  2. Dontreadonme permalink
    August 25, 2011 11:21 pm

    Click on the senator or represenative’s name and it shows the score card… No tea party tag for any of these guys…..

  3. Republican Dawg permalink
    August 26, 2011 10:30 am

    SC and Utah both seem to have the most conservative congressional delegations.

  4. ron williams permalink
    August 27, 2011 4:31 pm

    McCain and Graham, with their recent politicizing remarks on the Lybia issue, did more to hurt our Party on a National level, than anything in a long time. To blatantly inject political rancour into what is truly a great event for Our Nation, for the sole purpose of attacking Obama, was obvious, wrong and unappreciated by our citizens.

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