House of Representatives Scorecard

House of Representatives Scorecard
(110th Congress)

Members of the 110th Congress have been assigned grades based on their positions on five issues that have come before Congress since 2006. The current basis for the grades includes:

  • Co-sponsorship of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act.
  • Vote on the King Amendment to reduce multilingual ballots (Roll Call 372, 13 Jul 2006)
  • Vote on the Stearns Amendment to reduce multilingualism at the IRS (Roll Call 604, 28 Jun 2007)
  • Vote on the Stearns Amendment to protect employers who institute English-in-the-Workplace policies (Roll Call 734, 26 Jul 2007)
  • Vote on the Motion to Instruct Conferees to maintain the Senate provisions protecting employers who institute English-in-the-Workplace policies (Roll Call 1076, 08 Nov 2007)

Key to abbreviations used in the table

  • cosponsor – Co-sponsor of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act
  • notcosponsor – Not a co-sponsor of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act
  • Y – “Aye ” vote
  • N – “No” vote
  • A – Member was absent for the vote
  • N/A – Member was not in Congress at the time of the vote
  • DV – Member was present, but did not cast a vote on the issue

 

New York Scorecard
Gary Ackerman (NY-5)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Michael Arcuri (NY-24)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Tim Bishop (NY-1)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Joseph Crowley (NY-7)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Eliot Engel (NY-17)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Vito Fossella (NY-13)
Grade: B
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Kirsten E. Gillibrand (NY-20)
Grade: C+
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
John Hall (NY-19)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Brian Higgins (NY-27)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Steve Israel (NY-2)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Peter King (NY-3)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Randy Kuhl (NY-29)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Nita Lowey (NY-18)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
John McHugh (NY-23)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Michael McNulty (NY-21)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: A
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: A
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Gregory Meeks (NY-6)
Grade: D
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Jerrold Nadler (NY-8)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Tom Reynolds (NY-26)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
Jose Serrano (NY-16)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: A
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Edolphus Towns (NY-10)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
James Walsh (NY-25)
Grade: B
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Anthony Weiner (NY-9)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N

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