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

 

Pennsylvania Scorecard
Jason Altmire (PA-4)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Bob Brady (PA-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
Chris Carney (PA-10)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Charles Dent (PA-15)
Grade: C
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Mike Doyle (PA-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: A
Phil English (PA-3)
Grade: C
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Chaka Fattah (PA-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
Jim Gerlach (PA-6)
Grade: C
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Tim Holden (PA-17)
Grade: D
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: N
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
Paul Kanjorski (PA-11)
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
Patrick Murphy (PA-8)
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 Murphy (PA-18)
Grade: B-
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: Y
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 Murtha (PA-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
John Peterson (PA-5)
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
Joe Pitts (PA-16)
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
Todd Platts (PA-19)
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
Allyson Schwartz (PA-13)
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
Joe Sestak (PA-7)
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
Bill Shuster (PA-9)
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

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0 0
U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.