AFP Releases 112th Congress Scorecard, Garrett Receives an A+
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, February 23, 2013, 07:20 AM EST
Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey, the Garden state’s premier free market grassroots organization committed to smaller government and economic freedom, today released its scorecard for the 112th Congress. AFP also launched an interactive online version of its congressional key vote scorecard, which includes AFP key votes from the past three congresses and will be the scorecard’s online home moving forward. AFP ranks members of Congress on their votes for economic freedom. A copy of scores is below.
• AFP’s new scorecard website is online at: http://www.americansforprosperity.org/scorecard.
U.S. Representatives Robert E. Andrews F
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen C
E. Scott Garrett A+
Rush D. Holt D-
Leonard Lance C
Frank A. LoBiondo C
Frank Pallone, Jr. D-
Donald Payne, Jr. F
Steven R. Rothman, D-
Jon Runyan C
Albio Sires D-
Christopher H. Smith C
U.S. Senate Frank Lautenberg D
Robert Menendez D-
“In order to hold their elected officials accountable, New Jersey constituents need to know how their Representative or Senators voted,” said AFP-NJ State Director Steve Lonegan. “The AFP Scorecard is the best way for our activists to keep a close eye on Washington, and confront them when they don’t vote responsibly. We also would like to thank Representative Garrett for being one of the 18 members to receive an A+.”
“At the same time,” continued Lonegan, “it is rather disturbing and disappointing to see that the remainder of the New Jersey delegation all too often votes against the interests of taxpayers and goes along with President Obama’s radical, far left agenda.”
The 112th Congress Scorecard includes critical votes on such issues as the repeal of President Obama’s new health care law, preempting EPA’s purported authority to regulate greenhouse gases, Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget, ending ethanol subsidies, several Congressional Review Act resolutions to overturn new regulations, and the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills.
Eighteen Representatives and 1 Senator received a perfect 100 percent, earning an A+ score on the AFP Scorecard. Twenty-one Representatives and 1 Senator received a 0 percent, earning an F.
AFP’s new scorecard website is online at: http://www.americansforprosperity.org/scorecard.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org