The American Conservative Union Foundation released its annual ratings for members of Congress which ranks lawmakers “based upon their commitment to conservative principles.”
Rankings reflect lawmakers voting records on a wide range of bills including adherence to conservative fiscal and economic policy, as well as conservative social, cultural, and national security policies.
This session’s scorecard is made up of 25 bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and 20 bills in the U.S. Senate.
For the 2018 legislative session, Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto voted ACU-approved fashion on 9 percent of the scored measures. Other state Democrats fared no better, with then-Rep. Jackie Rosen also receiving a 9 percent, Rep. Dina Titus receiving an 8 percent and Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who left Congress amid sexual harassment allegations, recived a 4 percent.
Cortez Masto, Rosen, Titus, and Kihuen, all qualified under the “Coalition of the Radical Left” categorization for receiving a score below 10 percent.
Former Republican Sen. Dean Heller on the other hand voted as preferred by the ACU 91 percent of the time. Republican Rep. Mark Amodei received a 63 percent.
“The Trump administration continued its push for conservative policies and nominees in 2018,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “But…Congress mostly squandered an historic opportunity to implement meaningful conservative policy solutions, including funding a wall on our southern border, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and passing signature work requirements in conjunction with nutrition or welfare benefits.”
“We struggled to find bills to score because of Congress’ big whiff,” Schlapp said, “but in the end we were able to find a sufficient number of votes to reflect a members’ adherence to conservative principles.”