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

 

Texas Scorecard
Joe Barton (TX-6)
Grade: B+
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: N
Kevin Brady (TX-8)
Grade: C+
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: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Michael Burgess (TX-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: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
John Carter (TX-31)
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: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Mike Conaway (TX-11)
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Henry Cueller (TX-28)
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 Culberson (TX-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
Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)
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
Chet Edwards (TX-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
Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
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
Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20)
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
Kay Granger (TX-12)
Grade: C+
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: A
Al Green (TX-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
Gene Green (TX-29)
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
Ralph Hall (TX-4)
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
Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Reuben Hinojosa (TX-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
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-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
Sam Johnson (TX-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
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
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
Nick Lampson (TX-22)
Grade: C+
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: NA
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: Y
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
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 McCaul (TX-10)
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 Neugebauer (TX-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
Solomon Ortiz (TX-27)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: N
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: A
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: N
Ron Paul (TX-14)
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: A
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: A
Ted Poe (TX-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
Silvestre Reyes (TX-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
Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23)
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
Pete Sessions (TX-32)
Grade: A
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: cosponsor
13 Jul 06 – Reduce Multilingual Ballots: A
28 Jun – Reduce Multilingualism at the IRS: A
26 Jul – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
Lamar Smith (TX-21)
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: Y
08 Nov – English-in-the-Workplace Policies: Y
William “Mac” Thornberry (TX-13)
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

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