American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard
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This congressional scorecard is from the American Conservative Union. The original scorecard is available here. Click through a member's name for their full profile or click through a vote number to read its full description.
ACU's selected votes, as described by the organization. Click through for more information on each vote.
- Earmark Disclosure - S 1 (Roll Call 5). ACU supported.
- Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying - S 1 (Roll Call 17). ACU supported.
- Iraq War—Cloture - S 574 (Roll Call 51). ACU opposed.
- Tax Cuts - SConRes 21 (Roll Call 107). ACU supported.
- Alternative Minimum Tax - SConRes 21 (Roll Call 108). ACU supported.
- Estate (“Death”) Tax Repeal - SConRes 21 (Roll Call 109). ACU supported.
- Stem Cell Research - S5 (Roll Call 127). ACU opposed.
- America COMPETES Act - S 761 (Roll Call 139). ACU supported.
- Immigration Overhaul—Cloture - S 1348 (Roll Call 206). ACU opposed.
- Coastal Drilling for Natural Gas - HR 6 (Roll Call 212). ACU supported.
- Energy Policy - HR 6 (Roll Call 226). ACU opposed.
- Employee Rights—Cloture - HR 800 (Roll Call 227). ACU opposed.
- Social Security Benefits for Illegal Aliens - HR 2669 (Roll Call 263). ACU opposed.
- New Student Loan Program - S 1642 (Roll Call 273). ACU opposed.
- U.N. Peacekeeping Operations - HR 2764 (Roll Call 317).ACU supported.
- Abortion and Sterilization - HR 2764 (Roll Call 318). ACU supported.
- “Mexico City” Policy - HR 2764 (Roll Call 319). ACU opposed.
- Davis-Bacon Requirement - HR 3074 (Roll Call 334). ACU supported.
- District of Columbia Congressional Seat—Cloture - S 1257 (Roll Call 339). ACU opposed.
- Hate Crimes—Cloture - HR 1585 (Roll Call 350). ACU opposed.
- SCHIP - HR 976 (Roll Call 353). ACU opposed.
- Energy Policy—Cloture - HR 6 (Roll Call 425). ACU opposed.
- Eminent Domain - HR 2419 (Roll Call 429). ACU supported.
- Energy Policy - HR 6 (Roll Call 430). ACU opposed.
- Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment - HR 2764 (Roll Call 440). ACU opposed.
- Republicans in UPPER CASE
- Democrats in Lower Case
- Independents in Bold Italics
- “+” indicates a vote for the ACU position
- “-” indicates a vote against the ACU position
- “(+) or (-)” indicates member made a formal announcement of position
- “X” indicates Absence. Members are not penalized for absences.
- “I” indicates not a member of congress at the time of the vote.
- “NA” Not applicable (i.e. not in office for that year)
- “YOS” - Years of Service
- “LIFE” – Lifetime score average
How ACU Determines Its Ratings and Why They Are Significant
As the premier conservative rating listed in all major political almanacs and reference guides, ACU's "Rating" is often quoted by the media and is extensively used by political strategists and candidates running for public office.
As the umbrella grassroots lobbying group of the Conservative Movement, ACU tracks a wide variety of issues before Congress, ranging from taxes to spending and national security to abortion. Accordingly, our ratings encompass three general categories: (1) economic and budget matters; (2) social and cultural issues, and (3) defense and foreign policy. ACU endeavors to analyze votes from each category in order to obtain a balanced, comprehensive picture of an individual member's ideological predisposition based upon recorded records.
Each member of the House and Senate is rated on a scale of 0 to 100.
The purpose of the "Rating" is to inform the public, in as unbiased a method as possible, exactly where individual Senators and Members of the House stand on the ideological spectrum from liberal to conservative.
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