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AFP Releases 112th Congress Scorecard, Launches New Scorecard Website

February 20, 2013

AFP Releases 112th Scorecard; Franken, Klobuchar Near Flunking

AFP ranks members of Congress on their votes regarding economic freedom

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota, 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 scores is below.

U.S. Representatives

Michele Bachmann

B

Chip Cravaack

B

Keith Ellison

D

John Kline

B

Betty McCollum

D-

Erik Paulsen

C

Collin C. Peterson

D

Timothy J. Walz

D-

U.S. Senate

Al Franken

D-

Amy Klobuchar

D-

“In order to hold their elected officials accountable, Minnesota constituents need to know how their Representative or Senators voted,” said AFP-MN State Director John Cooney. “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.”

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.

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

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