BladenJournal.com: Organization releases report card on Burr, Hagan and McIntyre
RALEIGH — Members of the 112th Congress recently received their report cards from Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization that favors smaller government and economic freedoms, and North Carolina’s elected officials received a wide range of grades.
According to Adam Nicholson, the state communications manager for AFP, the organization offers a scorecoard every two years on members of Congress and bases its grading on how often the elected officials vote side by side with AFP’s stances on issues.
“Americans for Prosperity is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity,” Nicholson said. “AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.”
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.
The AFP gives grades according to the following percentages: A+ for 100 percent; A for 90 to 99 percent; B for 70 to 89 percent; C for 31 to 69 percent; D for 11 to 30 percent; D- for 1 to 10 percent; and F for 0 percent.
“In order to hold their elected officials accountable, North Carolina constituents need to know how their Representative or Senators voted,” said AFP-NC State Director Dallas Woodhouse. “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.”
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