Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scorecard of Catholics in Congress (House)

Special thanks to "Catholic Advocate" for preparing a listing of Catholics in Congress and their votes on key bills over the past several years.  Today, the RC Blog will focus on the House of Representatives; tomorrow we will feature the U.S. Senate. 

Each "Catholic" member of Congress was rating on his/her vote on the following seven House bills: (1) "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007" (June 2007); (2) Roll Call #684 (July 2007); (3) Smith-Stupak Amendment to protect "Mexico City Policy" (June 2007); (4) "Foreign Relations Authorization Act -- Office for Global Women's Issues" (June 2009); (5) District of Columbia funding bill (public funding of elective abortion) (July 2009); (6) Deny certain federal funds to Planned Parenthood (July 2009); and (7) Stupak-Pitts Amendment -- Government run health insurance plan cannot cover abortion (November 2009).

Here are the members who received a "100%" score:

Rep. Dan Lundren (CA)
Rep. Devin Nunes (CA)
Rep. George Radanovich (CA)
Rep. Edward R. Royce (CA)
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
Rep. Tom Rooney (FL)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA)
Rep. Jim Marshall (GA)
Rep. Jerry Costello (IL)
Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN)
Rep. Steve King (IA)
Rep. Joseph Cao (LA)
Rep. John Fleming (LA)
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA)
Rep. David Lee Camp (MI)
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (MI)
Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer (MO)
Rep. Gene Taylor (MS)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ)
Rep. Chris Smith (NJ)
Rep. Peter King (NY)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC)
Rep. Walter Jones (NC)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC)
Rep. Steve Austria (OH)
Rep. John Boehner (OH)
Rep. Bob Latta (OH)
Rep. Jean Schmidt (OH)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH)
Rep. John Sullivan (OK)
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA)
Rep. Tim Murphy (PA)
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX)
Rep. Michael McCaul (TX)
Rep. Doc Hastings (WI)
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)

Way too many 0% scores to list, but I'll name just a few:  Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran from Virginia; Patrick Kennedy (RI); Joe Sestak (PA); Charlie Rangel (NY); and Nancy Pelosi (CA).
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