Members of Congress (MoCs) Tracking Reports - 116th Congress

       
It is in this spirit that we maintain a regular report on our Members of Congress, so that interested voters might educate themselves on what these elected officials are saying and how they are voting.
Lower Bucks Indivisible distributes a weekly Members of Congress Tracking Report to our members. These reports keep you informed about the Legislative bills, resolutions, and actions that are being proposed and voted upon by our 8th District Members of Congress. Also, see the sidebar at right for a quick analysis of how those MoCs vote.
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Also, link to PA Together to view voting data for all PA Congrssional Voting Districts:

Tracking Congress in the Age of Trump - 12/08/19

The FiveThirtyEight.com website (that's Nate Silver's polling/data nerd political site) has developed a metric where they assess each MoC's voting record, and how closely it aligns with the Trump agenda. They call it "Tracking Congress in the Age of Trump" and I think it is a useful one-stop scorecard for assessing our MoCs. The higher the number, the more closely they are doing exactly what Trump wants.

It is notable that Brian Fitzpatrick is one of the five Republican Representatives that most depart from the Trump agenda in their voting.


Some readers commented on Facebook recently that these Index numbers would have more meaning if they were put into context by comparing them to other members of Congress. Here is some perspective...


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HOW OUR MoCs INDEX NUMBERS COMPARE WITH OTHERS IN CONGRESS:

The House: The best way to give those numbers greater context is to compare them to the ratings given to some of the more well-known members of the Democratic caucus. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) is at 8.6% and Rep. John Lewis (Ga.) is at 8.7%, while Reps. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) are both at 10%. As for the Democratic House leadership, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is at 19.7% and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is at 17.1%.

In contrast, as of the start of April the 237 Republican representatives had Index scores ranging from 52.5% to 100%. The Republicans with the lowest scores are from the so-called "Freedom Caucus." Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) is at 52.5% and Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) is at 55.7%. Retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), who is considered by many to be the most moderate Republican Congressperson, is at 68.3%. Of all of the Republican representatives, 17 have index ratings the same as or lower than our Rep. Fitzpatrick, while 219 have voted more in alignment with the Trump agenda.

The Senate: The Senate takes fewer votes, so the numbers are more clustered. The Senators fall roughly into three large groups: