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How Conservative are your members of Congress?

The Heritage Action Scorecard measures votes, co-sponsorships, and other legislative activity to show how conservative Members of Congress are.

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The Heritage Action Conservative Scorecard


TX       Sen. Ted Cruz          R   100%
TX   5    Rep. Jeb Hensarling   R   95%
TX   36   Rep. Steve Stockman   R   92%
TX   1    Rep. Louie Gohmert    R   90%
TX   19   Rep. Randy Neugebauer R   87%
TX   26   Rep. Michael Burgess  R   86%
TX   24   Rep. Kenny Marchant   R   86%
TX         Sen. John Cornyn     R   85%
TX   17   Rep. Bill Flores      R   85%
TX   22   Rep. Pete Olson       R   83%
TX   25   Rep. Roger Williams   R   83%
TX   3    Rep. Sam Johnson      R   82%
TX   21   Rep. Lamar Smith      R   82%
TX   14   Rep. Randy Weber      R   82%
TX   8    Rep. Kevin Brady      R   81%
TX   13   Rep. Mac Thornberry   R   79%
TX   7    Rep. John Culberson   R   77%
TX   2    Rep. Ted Poe          R   77%
TX   32   Rep. Pete Sessions    R   77%
TX   11   Rep. Mike Conaway     R   74%
TX   4    Rep. Ralph Hall       R   74%
TX   10   Rep. Michael McCaul   R   74%
TX   6    Rep. Joe Barton       R   68%
TX   27   Rep. Blake Farenthold R   66%
TX   12   Rep. Kay Granger      R   60%
TX   31   Rep. John Carter      R   58%
TX   29   Rep. Gene Green       D   26%
TX   28   Rep. Henry Cuellar    D   25%
TX   9    Rep. Al Green         D   25%
TX   34   Rep. Filemon Vela     D   25%
TX   35   Rep. Lloyd Doggett    D   22%
TX   23   Rep. Pete Gallego     D   21%
TX   16   Rep. Beto O'Rourke    D   21%
TX   15   Rep. Ruban Hinojosa   D   19%
TX   18   Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee D   18%
TX   33   Rep. Marc Veasey      D   17%
TX   20   Rep. Joaquin Castro   D   13%
TX   30   Rep. Eddie Johnson    D   13%
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The Heritage Action Conservative Scorecard

OVERALL RESULTS  All Members  [Top 10%]

TX      Sen. Ted Cruz          R  100%
AZ   8  Rep. Trent Franks   R  100%
UT      Sen. Mike Lee          R  100%
AZ   6  Rep. David Schweikert  R  100%
AZ   5  Rep. Matt Salmon       R  98%
KY      Sen. Rand Paul          R  96%
OK   1  Rep. Jim Bridenstine  R  95%
GA   10  Rep. Paul Broun     R  95%
FL   6  Rep. Ron DeSantis    R  95%
GA   14  Rep. Tom Graves    R  95%
TX   5  Rep. Jeb Hensarling   R  95%
OH   4  Rep. Jim Jordan       R  95%
GA   9  Rep. Doug Collins     R  94%
SC      Sen. Tim Scott         R  93%
CA   4  Rep. Tom McClintock  R  92%
FL   19  Rep. Trey Radel       R  92%
TX   36  Rep. Steve Stockman  R  92%
SC   3  Rep. Jeff Duncan       R  91%
GA   6  Rep. Tom Price          R  91%
OH   1  Rep. Steven Chabot  R  90%
TN   2  Rep. John Duncan Jr.  R  90%
GA   11  Rep. Phil Gingrey    R  90%
TX   1  Rep. Louie Gohmert  R  90%
SC   4  Rep. Trey Gowdy     R  90%
GA   1  Rep. Jack Kingston  R  90%
PA   4  Rep. Scott Perry     R  90%
NC   9  Rep. Robert Pittenger  R  90%
OK      Sen. James Inhofe     R  89%
Funny how Ted Cruz is still the Top of his Class ... eh?

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BTW, Heritage Action has some very deep-pocket backers.  Which helps to explain why they are so dedicated to "scoring" 'Conservatives' as they are ...

Koch Bros. gave $500k to Heritage Action

by Anna Palmer, -- 10/9/13

Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have another political cause — Heritage Action Fund.

The megadonors have cut a check for half a million dollars to the group, which is often at odds with the GOP establishment and has made attacking Republicans a common practice this year.

The group’s CEO Mike Needham confirmed the contribution Wednesday morning at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Bachmann didn't even make the top 10%? (4+ / 0-)
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    antirove, elwior, skohayes, Shippo1776

    Wait.  Those are all White men.  What am I thinking. Except for Token Tim Scott.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 10:02:58 PM PDT

  •  Of course Jim Jordan is the most radical (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, a2nite, jamess

    one from Ohio. Surprised Chabot is so high.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 10:47:49 PM PDT

  •  Ha ha! I just looked at the Ohio scorecard. (7+ / 0-)

    Our beloved Senator Sherrod Brown gets a 4%. You go, Sherrod! Surprised Marcy Kaptur gets the worst score of her four Democratic congresspeople, with a mere 14%. Of course, Marcia Fudge, Joyce Beatty and Tim Ryan don't score much more conservative.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 10:50:23 PM PDT

  •  My favourite thing on here is that Sen Sanders (5+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob, elwior, a2nite, jamess, myboo

    is more conservative than Sen Leahy (Rep Welch is more conservative than both). Of course, they do have scores of 7%, 4%, and 8% respectively.

  •  Heritage Action and I agree on one thing: (4+ / 0-)
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    elwior, a2nite, jamess, thomask

    Two of my state's reps, Trent Franks and David Schweikert, are 100 percent nuts.

    Rep. David Schweikert tells Larry King in Politicking that Speaker Boehner has done "stunningling well" during the government shutdown crisis.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 12:07:34 AM PDT

  •  How Grifters Take Advantage of Fools (4+ / 0-)
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    Minerva, elwior, a2nite, myboo

    Jeb Hensarling has introduced legislation to 'privatize' Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The chance of this legislation passing the House is Zero. The chance of this legislation passing the Senate is even less.

    He introduces a bill that has no chance of passing but hits all the conservative talking points. All the conservatives say what a great fighter for freedom his is. Supporting legislation like this gets him high scores on these right wing report cards.

    The last person who wants this legislation enacted into law is Hensarling. He wants nothing more that to preserve the status quo that gives a handful of banks dominance over the US banking system. He wants Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac kept as they are to benefit large investment banks.

    What better way to preserve the status quo than to block real reform by pushing forward a one sided legislation that clogs the calendar and prevent real debates from taking place.?

    Hensarling can now collect money from Wall Street for helping preserve the status quo. He can also collect money from the right wing wackos by claiming to be one of them and ending taxpayer subsidies to Wall Street.

    Any logical/objective appraisal would classify Hensarling as nothing more than tool of Wall Street like his mention Phil Gramm.

    But then Tea Baggers believe that GW Bush bravely served in Texas while the coward John Kerry avoided military service in Vietnam.  

  •  good news is that the Big 3 winger think tanks (4+ / 0-)
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    elwior, hannah, skohayes, jamess

    are tanking financially as their donors are re-examining what they are getting for their money.  So far they poured millions into Freedom Works, Heritage etc with mediocre results at best.

    The government shutdown was the final straw as the big money men did not want a shutdown since the last 20 years have seen a great deal of privatization of former federal functions.  The shutdown meant the lucrative contracts dried up quickly while the TP thumbed their noses at their benefactors.  Karmic justice still exists while these same donors now try to put FrankenCruz back in its box.  The donors want to run the country while their TP cohorts want to ruin the country  

  •  When the Con men need to employ enforcers (2+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, jamess

    to keep their clan in line, you know they're on precarious ground.

    Keeping incompetents employed is a useful endeavor. But, we have to take more care in selecting what we let them do. Incompetents serving in any position that puts other people's lives at risk should be a no go. That would seem to rule out Congress as a proper venue. And yet, it is clear a considerable number of incompetents have landed there.

    Note to American electorate -- "House renovation scheduled for 2014."

  •  The HA AH Score (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, myboo, thomask

    HA appears to have some Repugs on their Permanent Shit List.

    Susan Collins 25%
    Lisa Murkowski 33%
    Bob Corker 39%
    John Hoeven 39%

    The votes chosen by HA to serve as the criteria for this reportcard are some peculiar ones.  An inordinate number are not directly related to ideology.

    A bunch are related to the shutdown.  A hell of a lot are on allowing consideration of Obama appointments to the Import-Export Bank, Defence Secretary, various judgeships.

    This is mostly about how obstructionist the member is. The higher the Heritage Action score, the bigger an asshole the member is.  

    I'd call it the HA AH Score.

  •  Jim Cooper (1+ / 0-)
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    I followed your link, and moved from your Texas list to the whole shebang. And what do I find? Jim Cooper, who represents the fairly liberal enclave of Nashville in Tennessee, is the most conservative Democrat in Congress.

    I also think they rate a lot more votes in the House, because there's a lot more Democratic Senators with zero ratings than House members. Both of my NM senators rate zero, while Ben Ray Lujan is up around 18%, though I don't really think the representative is really less liberal than the Senator.

    Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

    by Land of Enchantment on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:49:33 AM PDT

  •  Woot! Sen. Sherrod Brown is 4% ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... and looking at the scorecard, his 4% is the one that I agree with, removing sugar price supports.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:23:34 AM PDT

  •  CA Senators Boxer and Feinstein (1+ / 0-)
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    are 0% and 4% respectively (and respectfully).

    I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

    by woolibaar on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 08:53:56 AM PDT

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