The 2008 Congressional Scorecard - House

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StateDist.PartyMemberRankScore
AZ6RFlake1100%
AZ2RFranks, T.1100%
CO5RLamborn1100%
GA10RBroun1100%
GA7RLinder1100%
GA6RPrice, T.1100%
GA3RWestmoreland1100%
IN6RPence1100%
NC5RFoxx1100%
OH4RJordan1100%
PA16RPitts1100%
TN7RBlackburn1100%
TX5RHensarling1100%
NJ5RGarrett1498%
CA40RRoyce1598%
GA9RDeal1698%
CA49RIssa1797%
FL1RMiller, J.1797%
FL24RFeeney1997%
FL6RStearns2096%
FL14RMack2196%
MO2RAkin2295%
TX7RCulberson2295%
FL7RMica2494%
NC10RMcHenry2494%
OH1RChabot2494%
IN5RBurton2794%
ID1RSali2893%
TX3RJohnson, S.2893%
LA1RScalise3093%
TX26RBurgess3192%
AZ3RShadegg3292%
CA21RNunes3292%
GA11RGingrey3292%
CA46RRohrabacher3591%
WI5RSensenbrenner3691%
MN6RBachmann3791%
NE3RSmith, Adrian3791%
SC3RBarrett3791%
TX24RMarchant3791%
OH5RLatta4190%
TN1RDavis, David4190%
IA5RKing, S.4390%
CO6RTancredo4490%
CO4RMusgrave4590%
NM2RPearce4689%
OH8RBoehner4789%
MD6RBartlett4888%
GA1RKingston4988%
TX19RNeugebauer4988%
TX14RPaul5188%
IL6RRoskam5287%
SC2RWilson, J.5287%
TN2RDuncan5287%
TX31RCarter5587%
UT3RCannon5687%
TX2RPoe5786%
UT1RBishop, R.5886%
CA22RMcCarthy, K.5986%
VA7RCantor5986%
TX32RSessions, P.6185%
CA4RDoolittle6285%
OK3RLucas6384%
TX10RMcCaul6484%
CA48RCampbell6584%
SC4RInglis6683%
TX1RGohmert6783%
CA2RHerger6882%
KY4RDavis, G.6882%
TX4RHall, R.6882%
TX13RThornberry6882%
VA2RDrake7281%
VA1RWittman7281%
VA4RForbes7481%
IL19RShimkus7581%
MI7RWalberg7680%
CA50RBilbray7780%
NE2RTerry7780%
WA4RHastings, D.7780%
FL15RWeldon8080%
FL10RYoung, C.W.8179%
TN3RWamp8179%
TX6RBarton8179%
VA6RGoodlatte8179%
WI6RPetri8179%
WI1RRyan, P.8179%
FL4RCrenshaw8778%
CA25RMcKeon8878%
IL16RManzullo8878%
MN2RKline, J.8878%
WA5RMcMorris Rodgers8878%
TX11RConaway9277%
WY1RCubin9377%
CA3RLungren9476%
MO7RBlunt9576%
KS1RMoran, Jerry9676%
NC9RMyrick9676%
TX8RBrady, K.9876%
CA19RRadanovich9975%
CA44RCalvert10075%
FL8RKeller10075%
KY5RRogers, H.10075%
MO9RHulshof10075%
TX12RGranger10075%
KS4RTiahrt10574%
AL4RAderholt10674%
CA24RGallegly10674%
CA41RLewis, Jerry10674%
FL5RBrown-Waite, G.10973%
NC6RCoble11073%
CA52RHunter11173%
FL9RBilirakis11273%
MI2RHoekstra11273%
OK1RSullivan11273%
LA5RAlexander, R.11572%
OK5RFallin11672%
NV2RHeller11771%
AL6RBachus, S.11871%
MI8RRogers, Mike11871%
MO6RGraves11871%
CA26RDreier12170%
CA42RMiller, Gary12270%
AL1RBonner12370%
KY1RWhitfield12370%
MT1RRehberg12370%
NE1RFortenberry12370%
IA4RLatham12769%
PA9RShuster12769%
VA5RGoode12769%
OH2RSchmidt13068%
LA4RMcCrery13168%
OK4RCole13267%
TX21RSmith, L.13366%
PA5RPeterson, J.13465%
IL13RBiggert13565%
IN4RBuyer13664%
MI11RMcCotter13764%
KY2RLewis, R.13864%
SC1RBrown, H.13963%
FL12RPutnam14063%
AR3RBoozman14161%
MI3REhlers14260%
ID2RSimpson14360%
MI4RCamp14360%
MS3RPickering14360%
OH12RTiberi14360%
VA11RDavis, T.14760%
NM1RWilson, H.14859%
NY26RReynolds14959%
AL2REverett15059%
NJ3RSaxton15158%
VA10RWolf15258%
IN3RSouder15357%
PA19RPlatts15457%
FL21RDiaz-Balart, L.15555%
FL25RDiaz-Balart, M.15555%
NJ11RFrelinghuysen15555%
OR2RWalden15555%
LA7RBoustany15954%
IL11RWeller16053%
IL15RJohnson, Timothy16153%
WA8RReichert16153%
NY13RFossella16352%
NY29RKuhl16451%
AZ1RRenzi16551%
OH3RTurner16651%
CA45RBono Mack16750%
NJ7RFerguson16750%
AK1RYoung, D.16949%
MI9RKnollenberg17049%
TX22DLampson17146%
OH7RHobson17246%
NC3RJones, W.17345%
MI10RMiller, C.17444%
OH15RPryce, D.17543%
NJ2RLoBiondo17643%
IL10RKirk17742%
PA15RDent17841%
MI6RUpton17939%
UT2DMatheson17939%
OH16RRegula18138%
TN5DCooper18238%
PA6RGerlach18337%
NC8RHayes18437%
FL13RBuchanan18536%
NY3RKing, P.18536%
WV2RCapito18536%
PA3REnglish18835%
MO8REmerson18934%
AL3RRogers, Mike D.19034%
NY25RWalsh19133%
OH14RLaTourette19133%
MS1DChilders19333%
PA18RMurphy, T.19432%
CT4RShays19530%
FL18RRos-Lehtinen19629%
MN3RRamstad19727%
NJ4RSmith, C.19827%
DE1RCastle19926%
NY23RMcHugh20025%
IL18RLaHood20123%
CA13DStark20223%
CA51DFilner20322%
IL8DBean20322%
NC11DShuler20322%
FL2DBoyd, A.20621%
NC7DMcIntyre20621%
LA6DCazayoux20821%
GA8DMarshall20920%
MN1DWalz20920%
MN7DPeterson21119%
NV3RPorter21119%
MD1RGilchrest21318%
AZ5DMitchell21418%
OR4DDeFazio21418%
IN9DHill21616%
ME2DMichaud21616%
NC1DButterfield21616%
SD1DHerseth Sandlin21616%
TX23DRodriguez21616%
WI8DKagen21616%
OR3DBlumenauer22215%
WA7DMcDermott22315%
KS2DBoyda, N.22414%
OH9DKaptur22414%
OK2DBoren22414%
CA27DSherman22713%
FL11DCastor22812%
TX29DGreen, G.22912%
AZ8DGiffords23012%
CA39DSanchez, Linda23012%
IL3DLipinski23012%
KY6DChandler23012%
MI14DConyers23012%
NH2DHodes23012%
NH1DShea-Porter23012%
TX28DCuellar23012%
FL16DMahoney23811%
OH10DKucinich23911%
WA1DInslee23911%
WA9DSmith, Adam23911%
NJ10DPayne24211%
GA12DBarrow24310%
WI3DKind24310%
CO2DUdall,24510%
MS4DTaylor24510%
NJ9DRothman24510%
AL7DDavis, A.2489%
TN4DDavis, L.2489%
CA47DSanchez, Loretta2509%
IL12DCostello2509%
MA10DDelahunt2509%
AL5DCramer2539%
TX25DDoggett2539%
CA38DNapolitano2559%
NY20DGillibrand2559%
WA3DBaird2559%
WV3DRahall2559%
CO3DSalazar, J.2598%
CA18DCardoza2608%
IN1DVisclosky2608%
LA2DJefferson2608%
AZ7DGrijalva2638%
CA31DBecerra2638%
CA34DRoybal-Allard2638%
CT2DCourtney2638%
GA4DJohnson, H.2638%
MA9DLynch2638%
MI1DStupak2638%
MS2DThompson, B.2638%
MO1DClay2638%
NM3DUdall,2638%
NY22DHinchey2638%
NY16DSerrano2638%
PA4DAltmire2638%
PA10DCarney2638%
PA17DHolden2638%
VA8DMoran, James2638%
VA3DScott, R.2638%
CA36DHarman2807%
IN2DDonnelly2817%
WI4DMoore, G.2817%
CA6DWoolsey2837%
NJ12DHolt2846%
NJ6DPallone2856%
CA12DSpeier2865%
CA30DWaxman2875%
CA28DBerman2884%
TX15DHinojosa2884%
CA35DWaters2904%
MN5DEllison2914%
NY1DBishop, T.2914%
NJ8DPascrell2934%
VT1DWelch2934%
NV1DBerkley2954%
CA53DDavis, S.2964%
CA14DEshoo2964%
CA16DLofgren2964%
CA29DSchiff2964%
CT5DMurphy, C.2964%
ME1DAllen2964%
MD8DVan Hollen2964%
MA4DFrank, B.2964%
MA7DMarkey, E.2964%
MA3DMcGovern2964%
MA6DTierney2964%
PA8DMurphy, P.2964%
PA13DSchwartz2964%
PA7DSestak2964%
RI2DLangevin2964%
VA9DBoucher2964%
WA2DLarsen, R.2964%
FL19DWexler3133%
FL22DKlein, R.3143%
IN8DEllsworth3143%
MA8DCapuano3143%
CA23DCapps3172%
CA17DFarr3172%
CA1DThompson, M.3172%
IL14DFoster3201%
CA20DCosta3211%
TN6DGordon3211%
NY14DMaloney3231%
LA3DMelancon3241%
CA43DBaca3251%
CA10DTauscher3261%
NY11DClarke3261%
NY7DCrowley3261%
NY6DMeeks, G.3261%
NY9DWeiner3261%
AZ4DPastor4350%
AR1DBerry4350%
AR4DRoss4350%
AR2DSnyder4350%
CA15DHonda4350%
CA9DLee4350%
CA5DMatsui4350%
CA11DMcNerney4350%
CA7DMiller, George4350%
CA8DPelosi4350%
CA37DRichardson4350%
CA32DSolis4350%
CA33DWatson4350%
CO1DDeGette4350%
CO7DPerlmutter4350%
CT3DDeLauro4350%
CT1DLarson, J.4350%
FL3DBrown, C.4350%
FL23DHastings, A.4350%
FL17DMeek, K.4350%
FL20DWasserman Schultz4350%
GA2DBishop, S.4350%
GA5DLewis, John4350%
GA13DScott, D.4350%
HI1DAbercrombie4350%
HI2DHirono4350%
IL7DDavis, Danny4350%
IL5DEmanuel4350%
IL4DGutierrez4350%
IL17DHare4350%
IL2DJackson, J.4350%
IL1DRush4350%
IL9DSchakowsky4350%
IN7DCarson, A.4350%
IA3DBoswell4350%
IA1DBraley4350%
IA2DLoebsack4350%
KS3DMoore, D.4350%
KY3DYarmuth4350%
MD7DCummings4350%
MD4DEdwards, D.4350%
MD5DHoyer4350%
MD2DRuppersberger4350%
MD3DSarbanes4350%
MA2DNeal4350%
MA1DOlver4350%
MA5DTsongas4350%
MI15DDingell4350%
MI5DKildee4350%
MI13DKilpatrick4350%
MI12DLevin, S.4350%
MN4DMcCollum4350%
MN8DOberstar4350%
MO3DCarnahan4350%
MO5DCleaver4350%
MO4DSkelton4350%
NJ1DAndrews4350%
NJ13DSires4350%
NY5DAckerman4350%
NY24DArcuri4350%
NY17DEngel4350%
NY19DHall, J.4350%
NY27DHiggins4350%
NY2DIsrael4350%
NY18DLowey4350%
NY4DMcCarthy, C.4350%
NY21DMcNulty4350%
NY8DNadler4350%
NY15DRangel4350%
NY28DSlaughter4350%
NY10DTowns4350%
NY12DVelazquez4350%
NC2DEtheridge4350%
NC13DMiller, B.4350%
NC4DPrice, D.4350%
NC12DWatt4350%
ND1DPomeroy4350%
OH17DRyan, T.4350%
OH18DSpace4350%
OH13DSutton4350%
OH11DTubbs Jones4350%
OH6DWilson, Charlie4350%
OR5DHooley4350%
OR1DWu4350%
PA1DBrady, R.4350%
PA14DDoyle4350%
PA2DFattah4350%
PA11DKanjorski4350%
PA12DMurtha4350%
RI1DKennedy, P.4350%
SC6DClyburn4350%
SC5DSpratt4350%
TN9DCohen4350%
TN8DTanner4350%
TX17DEdwards, C.4350%
TX20DGonzalez4350%
TX9DGreen, A.4350%
TX18DJackson Lee4350%
TX30DJohnson, E.4350%
TX27DOrtiz4350%
TX16DReyes4350%
WA6DDicks4350%
WV1DMollohan4350%
WI2DBaldwin4350%


2008 House Vote 15 -- Davis Bacon Waiver

Vote on a King (R-IA) amendment to HR 3524 that would prevent projects funded in this bill from having to comply with Davis-Bacon requirements. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because Davis-Bacon requires wages to be paid at a "prevailing" union rate, which is almost always higher than the market rate. This forces taxpayers to pay more than is necessary and limits competition. Failed 136-268, January 17, 2008.

2008 House Vote 22 -- Expand Government Run Health Care, Veto Override

Vote to override President Bush's veto of HR 3963, a bill that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention into health care. Veto upheld, 260-152 (275 votes needed), January 23, 2008.

2008 House Vote 101 - Government Health Care Mandate

Vote to pass HR 1424, a bill to require health insurance companies to cover mental health care as part of health insurance policies. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this bill would greatly expand government intervention into health care, make insurance policies less flexible and increase costs. Passed 268-148, March 5, 2008.

2008 House Vote 140 -- Conservative Alternative Budget

Vote on the Ryan (R-WI) substitute to H Con Res 312, the budget resolution. The amendment proposed to lower the growth rate in discretionary spending and make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because the alternative to this responsible budget was the Democratic proposal which increased spending and allowed the tax cuts to expire. Lower tax rates help create economic growth. Failed 157-263, March 13, 2008.

2008 House Vote 181 - Kill Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Vote on H Res 1092, a resolution that would effectively kill the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because freer trade leads to more economic freedom, more competition, and lower prices for consumers. Passed 224-195, April 10, 2008.

2008 House Vote 209 - Continue Medicaid Loopholes

Vote on passage of HR 5613, a bill that would effectively kill a proposed Medicaid rule. The draft rules aimed to stop States from using loopholes in Medicaid to increase their receipts of federal funds. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because Medicaid spending is out of control, threatening federal and state budgets with debt and tax increases. Passed 349-62, April 23, 2008.

2008 House Vote 238 - Limit Farm Subsidies

Vote on a Flake (R-AZ) motion to accept an amended HR 2419 passed by the Senate to impose a $40,000 per person annual limit on payments to farmers. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because it would reform the subsidy program overall, leading to fewer subsidies paid. Also, the savings would partially be used to reduce the deficit. Failed 157-259, May 1, 2008.

2008 House Vote 315 -- Pass the Farm Bill

Vote on passage HR 2419, the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $307 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaningful subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. Passed 318-106, May 14, 2008.

2008 House Vote 330 - Income Tax Surtax, Spending Increase

Vote on a motion to HR 2642 to add billions of dollars of spending to an appropriations bill and add an income tax surtax. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because higher marginal income tax rates greatly harm economic growth. Passed 256-166, May 15, 2008.

2008 House Vote 344 - New Taxes

Vote on passage of HR 6049, a bill to extend expiring tax breaks that would add new taxes. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill would result in higher taxes than previously paid. The legislation also proposed an expansion of Davis-Bacon requirements that wages be paid at a "prevailing" union rate, which is almost always higher than the market rate, thus distorting labor markets. Passed 263-160, May 21, 2008.

2008 House Vote 448 -- Fuel Price Controls

Vote on passage of HR 6346, a bill that would impose criminal and civil penalties and allow states to file lawsuits against retailers for so-called "price gouging" on fuel sales. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because "price gouging" isn't well defined in this proposal and it would lead to price controls and shortages in emergency situations. Failed 276-146 (282 votes needed under suspension of the rules), June 24, 2008.

2008 House Vote 455 - More New Taxes

Vote to pass HR 6275, a bill that would provide for another one-year Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) patch for millions of taxpayers. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill would finance the patch with other new taxes, resulting in higher taxes than previously paid. The responsible alternative would have been to extend the provision stopping the AMT tax increase without new taxes. Passed 233-189, June 25, 2008.

2008 House Vote 518 -- Highway Fund Bailout

Vote to pass HR 6532, a bill for an $8 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because spending increases should be paid for by cutting low priority spending. Passed 387-37, July 23, 2008.

2008 House Vote 519 -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bailout

Motion by Frank (D-MA) to adopt a compromise with the Senate to help pass HR 3221, a bill for a bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and to allow the Federal Housing Administration to insure up to $300 billion of mortgage debt. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because it creates incentives for risky investments in the future that could wreak havoc on the economy. Passed 272-152, July 23, 2008.

2008 House Vote 532 -- Waive Medicare Trigger

Passage of H Res 1368, a resolution that would suspend a requirement that the House consider legislation to rein in Medicare spending beyond budgeted amounts. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because out of control entitlement spending threatens massive spending and tax increases that would harm the economic growth that makes a safety net possible. Passed 231-184, July 24, 2008.

2008 House Vote 540 -- Commodity Market Regulations

Vote on passage of HR 6604, a bill to increase commodity trading regulations. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the proposed regulations would have greatly harmed the competitiveness of US commodity markets. Failed 276-151 (285 votes needed under suspension of the rules), July 30, 2008.

2008 House Vote 542 -- Tobacco Regulation

Vote on passage of HR 1108, a bill to direct the Food and Drug Administration to begin regulation of tobacco products. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because it would detract the FDA from its main mission of reviewing and approving new drugs, a key competitive advantage for the American economy. The bill also would impose a new tax. Passed 326-102, July 30, 2008.

2008 House Vote 556 - Expand Equal Pay Act

Vote on passage of HR 1338, a bill to allow more lawsuits to be filed for equal pay and to allow for unlimited punitive damages. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill would greatly increase frivolous litigation, harm entrepreneurship and increase the cost of doing business. Passed 247-178, July 31, 2008.

2008 House Vote 560 - Cut 103 Earmarks

Amendment to HR 6599 by Flake (R-AZ) to cut 103 earmarks from the bill. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because earmarks circumvent the normal budget process, lead to wasteful spending, and are subject to broad abuse by members of Congress. Failed 63-350, August 1, 2008.

2008 House Vote 562 - Kill Offshore Drilling Amendment

Vote on a motion to kill a bipartisan amendment to HR 6599 that would allow more offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because economic growth depends in part on reliable energy sources. Royalties from new natural resource development may cause less economic distortions than income taxes. Passed (killing the amendment) 230-184, August 1, 2008.

2008 House Vote 599 - Energy Regulation Bill

Vote on passage of HR 6899, a bill that would increase energy regulations. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill would greatly distort energy markets and add burdensome regulations and mandates. Passed 236-189, September 16, 2008.

2008 House Vote 681 -- $700 Billion Bank Bailout

Vote on passage of HR 1424, the bill to provide up to $700 billion to bailout banks and other financial institutions. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill would reward bad behavior made by failing banks and create a moral hazard going forward. The free market is designed to give profits for success and bankruptcies for failure. This bill would change that framework and would create costly and unintended consequences that would harm our economy in the future. Passed 263-171, October 3, 2008.

2008 House Vote 690 -- Automobile Bailout

Vote on passage of HR 7321, a bill that would provide up to $14 billion to American automakers. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because passage would misallocate resources to inefficient sectors of the economy that are not willing to modernize or unable to improve and would encourage other industries to also seek special government handouts. Passed 237-170, December 10, 2008.


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