House of Representatives Scorecard

House of Representatives Scorecard
(111th Congress)

Members of the 111th Congress have been assigned grades based on their positions on issues that have come before Congress since 2008. The current basis for the grades includes:

  • Co-sponsorship of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act
  • Vote on the Motion to Recommit (motion to reconsider the English amendment to H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act)
  • Vote on the Burton/Young amendment
  • Vote on final passage of H.R. 2499
  • Vote on the Lee (NY) amendment to H.R. 3126 (this was a vote against requiring disclosures in any language other than English)

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
  • 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
  • ** – Non committee member, only members of this committee would have voted

 

Rhode Island Scorecard
Patrick J. Kennedy (RI-1)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
Motion to reconsider the English amendment to H.R. 2499: N
Correct Vote on the Burton/Young amendment: N
Vote against final passage of H.R. 2499: N
Vote correctly on the Lee (NY) amendment to H.R. 3126: **
James R. Langevin (RI-2)
Grade: F
HR 997 – English Language Unity Act: notcosponsor
Motion to reconsider the English amendment to H.R. 2499: N
Correct Vote on the Burton/Young amendment: N
Vote against final passage of H.R. 2499: N
Vote correctly on the Lee (NY) amendment to H.R. 3126: **

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