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

 

Tennessee Scorecard
Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)
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
Steve Cohen (TN-9)
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
Jim Cooper (TN-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
Dave Davis (TN-1)
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: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Lincoln Davis (TN-4)
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
John Duncan, Jr. (TN-2)
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
Bart Gordon (TN-6)
Grade: C
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
John Tanner (TN-8)
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
Zach Wamp (TN-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

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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.