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:

Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 

VOTE: 414

Bill: H.R. 5021

Bill Sponsor: Rep. Dave Camp

CEI Position: NO

H.R. 5021 is a bill to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, Amendment No. 29

VOTE: 295

Bill: H.R. 4745. H.AMDT 29

Bill Sponsor: AMDT. sponsor Rep. Phil Gingrey

CEI Position: YES

On Agreeing to the Amendment No. 20 of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, which prohibits the use of funds to pay a Federal employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time under section 7131 of title 5, United States Code.

National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2015, Amendment No. 15 

VOTE: 235

Bill: H.R. 4435, H.AMDT.678 (A015) 

Bill Sponsor: AMDT. sponsor Rep. Lynn Jenkins

CEI Position: YES

On agreeing to amendment No. 15 of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2015, which creates a moratorium on the insourcing of previously contracted activities within DOD.

Minimum Wage Fairness Act of 2014

VOTE: 117

Bill: S. 2223

Bill Sponsor: Sen. Tom Harkin

CEI Position: NO

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2223, a bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.

On the Confirmation of Nominee David Weil to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor

VOTE: 110

Nomination Number: PN1156

CEI Position: NO

On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of David Weil, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division)

VOTE: 109

Nomination Number: PN1156

CEI Position: NO

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