Scorecard

2019 ECU Action Fund Scorecard

Key to Scored Senate Votes/Cosponsorships/Positions

  • • Rejects Corporate PAC Money: Over 60 members of the 116th Congress have chosen to reject contributions from corporate PACs for their campaigns.
  • • Cosponsors S. 949: The most transformative anti-corruption and government reform legislation since Watergate, the For the People Act (S. 949) ends the dominance of big money in politics, protects and expands the right to vote, and ensures public officials are working in the public interest.
  • • Cosponsors S. 1147: The DISCLOSE Act (S. 1147) brings dark money into the light by requiring all groups that spend money on elections to report major campaign donations and expenditures.
  • • Cosponsors S. 561: The Voting Rights Advancement Act (S. 561) restores key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to ensure every eligible voter can cast their ballot free from discrimination.
  • • Cosponsors S.J.Res. 51: The Democracy for All Amendment (S.J.Res. 51) overturns the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision by giving Congress and the states the ability to set commonsense limits for campaign fundraising and spending.

Key to Scored House Votes/Cosponsorships/Positions

  • • Rejects Corporate PAC Money: Over 60 members of the 116th Congress have chosen to reject contributions from corporate PACs for their campaigns.
  • • Cosponsors H.R. 1: The most transformative anti-corruption and government reform legislation since Watergate, the For the People Act (H.R. 1) ends the dominance of big money in politics, protects and expands the right to vote, and ensures public officials are working in the public interest. It passed the House in March of 2019.
  • • Voted YES on H.R. 1: See above description.
  • • Cosponsors H.J.Res. 2: The Democracy for All Amendment (H.J.Res. 2) overturns the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision by giving Congress and the states the ability to set commonsense limits for campaign fundraising and spending.
  • • Cosponsors H.R. 2977: The DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 2977) brings dark money into the light by requiring all groups that spend money on elections to report major campaign donations and expenditures.
  • • Voted YES on H.R. 2722: The SAFE Act (H.R. 2722) strengthens our elections by providing states the resources they need to shore up our voting systems and set federal standards to maintain the integrity of our elections.
  • • Cosponsors H.R. 4617: The SHIELD Act (H.R. 4617) closes loopholes that allow foreign interests to spend money to influence our elections and requires campaigns to report any offers of campaign assistance from foreign governments.
  • • Cosponsors H.R. 4: The Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) restores key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to ensure every eligible voter can cast their ballot free from discrimination and protects voters from indiscriminate voter roll purges. It passed the House in December.
  • • Voted YES on H.R. 4: See above description.
  • • Voted NO on H.R. 4 MTR: The Motion to Recommit on the Voting Rights Advancement Act threatened to undermine the For the People Act (H.R. 1). It failed in the House.

Note on Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Note: Speaker Nancy Pelosi sets the overall agenda for the House, which has made government reform a top priority — including deeming comprehensive government reform as H.R. 1. As Speaker of the House, she doesn’t typically cosponsor legislation or cast votes and therefore is not graded.