House and Senate Legislative Scorecards for the 111th Congress

United States CapitolWe have added a new feature to That’s My Congress: House and Senate scorecards for progressive legislative action in the 111th Congress. These scorecards are based on patterns of cosponsorship and roll-call voting behavior by representatives and senators, include contact information to help you get in touch with your members of Congress, and will be regularly updated to reflect changing levels of activity and the introduction of new bills.

Our Senate progressive ratings are currently based on action regarding 8 bills, and our House progressive ratings are currently based on action regarding 15 bills. We expect the number of included bills to increase as members of Congress introduce new legislation over the next two years, and as we’re made aware of more relevant bills.

In that latter regard, we certainly could use your help. Is there a bill before the 111th Congress that you feel would a benchmark measurement of progressive or regressive political orientation? Please post a comment and let us know about it.

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  1. Economic Stimulus. H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008 (Roll Call 25). It would provide about $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses. Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term. (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?) The stimulus has no offset and thus increases the federal deficit by the amount of the stimulus because the government must borrow the rebate money. A realistic long-term stimulus can only be achieved by lowering taxes through less government and by reducing regulatory burdens.Marsha Blackburn voted FOR this bill.(Source: The New American – July 21, 2008)

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    She is no conservative.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    http://bluecollarrepublican.com/blog/?p=614
    Mickey

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