House Progressives Score Card

Politically, the Congressional Progressive Caucus plays a key role in defending the interests of regular people in the face of powerful corporate interests. As the largest caucus in Congress, its members could wield great influence in their own party and in the Republican-controlled Congress. That is, if they actually voted as a block for progressive policies. When the going gets tough, they usually don't.

That's why we are telling Congress they should reject the debt deal that mandates cuts to key social programs.

RootsAction believes we need to focus on the Progressive Caucus to encourage/insist/pressure these elected officials to make the right votes and not be subsumed by the centrist Democratic Party leadership. It's instructive to learn how members are voting on the budget, and if they've committed to protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in a letter to Minority Leader Pelosi which lists the current signees (additional members can still sign on).

We'll be tracking this - and asking for your help in contacting the representatives when they are responding to their progressive base (that's us). Stay in touch with RootsAction's ongoing campaign.

 

Member Name District Progressive Caucus Member Signed Letter to Pelosi Cut, Cap, and Balance Act (Roll Call 606) Voted to protect SS, Medicare, and Medicaid Voted to cut SS, Medicare, or Medicaid
Ed Pastor AZ-04 Y N N
Raul Grijalva AZ-07 Y Y N
Lynn Woolsey CA-06 Y Y N
George Miller CA-07 Y N N
Barbara Lee CA-09 Y Y N
John Garamendi CA-10 N Y N
Pete Stark CA-13 Y Y N
Michael Honda CA-15 Y N N
Zoe Lofgren CA-16 N Y N
Sam Farr CA-17 Y Y N
Henry Waxman CA-30 N Y N
Xavier Becerra CA-31 Y N N
Judy Chu CA-32 Y Y N
Karen Bass CA-33 Y N N
Lucille Roybal-Allard CA-34 Y Y N
Maxine Waters CA-35 Y Y N
Janice Hahn CA-36 N Y N
Laura Richardson CA-37 Y Y N
Grace Napolitano CA-38 N Y N
Linda Sanchez CA-39 Y N N
Joe Baca CA-43 N Y N
Bob Filner CA-51 Y Y N
Jared Polis CO-02 Y N N
Rosa DeLauro CT-03 Y Y N
Eleanor Holmes Norton DC-D Y Y N
Corrine Brown FL-03 Y Y N
Frederica Wilson FL-17 Y Y N
Hank Johnson GA-04 Y Y N
John Lewis GA-05 Y Y N
Madline Bordallo GU-D N Y N
Mazie Hirono HI-02 Y Y N
David Loebsack IA-02 Y N N
Bobby Rush IL-01 Y N N
Jesse Jackson Jr. IL-02 Y Y N
Luis Gutierrez IL-04 Y Y N
Danny Davis IL-07 Y Y N
Jan Schakowsky IL-09 Y Y N
Andre Carson IN-07 Y Y N
John W. Olver MA-01 Y Y N
James McGovern MA-03 Y Y N
Barney Frank MA-04 Y Y N
John Tierney MA-06 Y Y N
Ed Markey MA-07 Y Y N
Michael Capuano MA-08 Y N A
Stephen Lynch MA-09 N Y N
Donna Edwards MD-04 Y Y N
Elijah Cummings MD-07 Y Y N
Chellie Pingree ME-01 Y Y N
Hansen Clarke MI-13 N Y N
John Conyers MI-14 Y Y N
Betty McCollum  MN-04 N Y N
Keith Ellison MN-05 Y Y A
William H. Lacy Clay MO-01 Y Y N
Emanuel Cleaver MO-05 Y Y N
Bennie Thompson MS-02 Y Y N
Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan N Marianas-D N Y N
Mel Watt NC-12 Y N N
Frank Pallone NJ-06 Y Y N
Steve Rothman NJ-09 N Y N
Donald Payne NJ-10 Y Y N
Rush Holt NJ-12 N Y N
Ben Ray Lujan NM-03 Y N N
Jerrald Nadler NY-08 Y Y N
Ed Towns NY-10 N Y N
Yvette Clarke NY-11 Y Y N
Nydia Velazquez NY-12 Y N N
Carolyn Maloney NY-14 Y Y N
Charlie Rangel NY-1 Y Y N
Jose Serrano NY-16 Y Y N
Paul Tonko NY-21 N Y N
Maurice Hinchey NY-22 Y Y A
Louise Slaughter NY-28 Y N N
Marcy Kaptur OH-09 Y Y N
Dennis Kucinich OH-10 Y Y N
Marcia Fudge OH-11 Y Y N
Betty Sutton OH-13 N Y N
Tim Ryan OH-17 N Y N
David Wu OR-01 N Y N
Earl Blumenauer OR-03 Y N A
Peter DeFazio OR-04 Y Y N
Robert Brady PA-01 Y N N
Chaka Fattah PA-02 Y Y N
Mark Critz PA-12 N Y N
David Cicilline RI-01 Y N N
Steve Cohen TN-09 Y Y N
Al Green TX-09 N Y N
Silvestre Reyes TX-16 N Y N
Shelia Jackson Lee TX-18 Y Y N
Lloyd Doggett TX-25 N Y N
Eddie Bernice Johnson TX-30 Y Y N
Jim Moran VA-08 N N N
Donna Christiansen VI-D Y Y N
Peter Welch VT-AL Y N N
Jim McDermott WA-07 Y Y N
Tammy Baldwin WI-02 Y N N
Gwen Moore WI-04 Y N N
 
 

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