American Conservative Union 2007 House 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.
- Minimum Wage Increase - HR 2 (Roll Call 18). ACU opposed.
- Stem Cell Research - HR 3 (Roll Call 20). ACU opposed.
- Iraq War - HConRes 63 (Roll Call 99). ACU opposed.
- Union Elections - HR 800 (Roll Call 116). ACU supported.
- Amtrak Funding - HR 1401 (Roll Call 196). ACU supported.
- District of Columbia Congressional Seat - HR 1905 (Roll Call 231). ACU opposed.
- Religious Freedom - HR 1429 (Roll Call 284). ACU supported.
- Earmark Reform - HR 1867 (Roll Call 289). ACU supported.
- Hate Crimes - HR 1592 (Roll Call 299). ACU opposed.
- Iraq Troop Withdrawal - HR 2237 (Roll Call 330). ACU opposed.
- Missile Defense - HR 1585 (Roll Call 368). ACU supported.
- Border Security Fencing - HR 2638 (Roll Call 476). ACU supported.
- “Mexico City” Policy - HR 2764 (Roll Call 534). ACU supported.
- Offshore Natural Gas Development - HR 2643 (Roll Call 552). ACU supported.
- Union Recognition - HR 3043 (Roll Call 674). ACU supported.
- Planned Parenthood Support - HR 3043 (Roll Call 684). ACU supported.
- Requirement to Speak English - HR 3093 (Roll Call 734). ACU supported.
- Political Speech - HR 3093 (Roll Call 737). ACU supported.
- Health Insurance and Medicare Expansion - HR 3162 (Roll Call 787). ACU opposed.
- Energy Policy - HR 3221 (Roll Call 832). ACU opposed.
- Housing Trust Fund - HR 2895 (Roll Call 958). ACU opposed.
- Health Insurance and Medicare Expansion—Veto Override - HR 976 (Roll Call982). ACU supported.
- Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment - HR 3996 (Roll Call 1081). ACU opposed.
- “Catch-All” Appropriations - HR 2764 (Roll Call 1171). ACU opposed.
- Energy Policy - HR 6 (Roll Call 1177). 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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