The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free markets and limited government, has created a voting scorecard for the 113th Congress focusing on worker issues. CEI’s labor policy website, Workplacechoice.org, will be the only real time congressional voting scorecard devoted to analyzing Congress’ labor record from a free-market perspective.

CEI developed the scorecard to educate taxpayers on how their Congressional Representatives and Senators vote on labor policy issues. A unique feature of the scorecard is that it is maintained in real time, rather than completed at the end of a congressional session.

The score is determined based on the CEI policy determinations that support worker freedom and the elimination of Big Labor’s privileges across the country.

CEI will announce which votes will be scored as far in advance as possible. Presently in the 113th Congress numerous pro-worker bills and amendments have been introduced. A list of this legislation can be viewed on the Workplacechoice.org Pro-Worker Legislation page.

Full House Scorecard

Full Senate Scorecard

Key
Voted with CEI’s Position
X Voted against CEI’s Position
* Did not vote

Grade Scale

100%………………………….. A+
95% – 99%………………….. A
90% – 94%………………….. A-

85% – 89%………………….. B+
80% – 84%………………….. B
70% – 79%………………….. B-

65% – 69%………………….. C+
60% – 64%………………….. C
50% – 59%………………….. C-

31% – 49%………………….. D+
11% – 30%………………….. D
1% – 10%……………………. D-

0%……………………………… F

 

Votes in the current Congress score include:

Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014

VOTE: 103

Bill: S. 2199

Bill Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Mikulski

CEI Position: NO

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2199, a bill that amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014

VOTE: 101

Bill: H.R. 3979

Bill Sponsor: Rep. Lou Barletta

CEI Position: NO

A measure to extend emergency unemployment compensation.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act

VOTE: 2

Bill: S. 1845

Bill Sponsor: Sen. Jack Reed

CEI Position: NO

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1845(Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act), a bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.

Retail investor Protection Act

Roll Call: 567

Bill: H.R. 2374

Bill Sponsor: Rep. Ann Wagner

CEI Position: YES

H.R. 2374 Prohibits the Secretary of Labor from prescribing any regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) defining the circumstances under which an individual is considered a fiduciary until 60 days after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issues a final rule governing standards of conduct for brokers and dealers under specified law.

On the Confirmation of Nominee Richard Griffin to be general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board

VOTE: 222

Nomination Number: PN789

CEI Position: NO

On the Confirmation of Nominee Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

VOTE: 190

Nomination Number: PN679

CEI Position: NO

On the Confirmation of Nominee Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

VOTE: 192

Nomination Number: PN680

CEI Position: NO

On the Confirmation of Nominee Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

VOTE: 194

Nomination Number: PN266

CEI Position: NO

Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act

Roll Call: 101

Bill: H.R. 1120

Bill Sponsor: Rep. Phil Roe

CEI Position: YES

H.R. 1120 would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from undertaking activity that requires a quorum of the members of the Board. Further, the bill would prohibit the Board from implementing, administering, or enforcing any decisions finalized on or after January 4, 2012. Those prohibitions would terminate when either all members for the Board are confirmed by the Senate in a number sufficient to constitute a quorum, when the Supreme Court issues a decision as to the constitutionality of the appointments made to the Board in January 2012, or when the first session of the 113th Congress adjourns sine die.

Questions regarding the scorecard can be directed to WPC Managing Editor Trey Kovacs at TKovacs@cei.org