FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 20, 2013
Contact: Teresa Oelke at TOelke@AFPHQ.org
AFP Releases 112th Congress Scorecard, Pryor Receives a “D”
AFP ranks Members of Congress on their votes of defending economic freedom
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas—Americans for Prosperity-Arkansas (AFP-AR), the 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 the Arkansas delegation scores is below.
Eric A. “Rick” Crawford – C
Tim Griffin – B
Mike Ross – C
Steve Womack – C
John Boozman – B
Mark Pryor – D
“In Washington DC, government spending, regulatory overreach and the rising tax burden is a bipartisan problem. AFP Arkansas wants citizens to know where our elected officials stand on issues of economic freedom,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “The AFP Scorecard a great way for our activist to keep a close eye on Washington, so we can make sure politicians stand by the principles they espouse when they are at home in their districts.”
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 scope of government is the best way to safeguard individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 2,000,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org