We 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.