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Alliance for Retired Americans - Congressional Voting Scorecard

Date: 
05/20/2013

 

On May 20, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a Congressional Voting Scorecard, which grades every U.S. Senator and Representative on key legislation affecting current and future retirees.

   to see the scorecard.

The Alliance scorecard examines 10 key Senate votes and 10 key House votes in 2012, showing the roll calls on issues such as: whether to privatize Medicare and create a voucher-like system in its place; whether to reduce Medicaid funding; and whether to undo key Affordable Care Act provisions that benefit seniors.

  • In Illinois, 12 U.S. Representatives received a score below 25 percent. Seven U.S. Representatives received perfect scores of 100 percent.
  • Nationwide, 155 U.S. House members achieved scores of 100 percent. One hundred fifty-four received scores of zero.

This scorecard reflects how committed our elected representatives are to retirees and older Americans. It is intended to educate, thereby helping to create an America that protects the health and economic security of seniors, strengthens families and builds safe and thriving communities. Higher scores on the 2012 Voting Record reflect a commitment to protect seniors and ask the wealthiest American people and corporations pay their fair share.