ACU Foundation Releases Latest Scores of Tennessee General Assembly

The Tennessee General Assembly is yet again one of the top ten most conservative legislatures in the country, according to scores released by the American Conservative Union Foundation.

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.

The state continues to lead in conservative health care innovations, including lowering health care costs by expanding access to association health plans. 

A proposal was advanced to enshrine the Right to Work in the Tennessee state constitution. Also, the general assembly protected absentee voting standards and strengthened oversight of third-party registration drives.

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Tennessee Ranks Among Top Conservative Legislatures in New Analysis


Alexandria, VA—New analysis from ACUF, the host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), ranked the Tennessee Legislature as one of the most conservative in the country. While some lawmakers scored less conservatively compared to last session, the state’s overall strong performance will once again land the state in the Top 10 Most Conservative Legislatures in the country, according to ACUF’s Ratings of the States

Review the scorecard to see the ratings of all Tennessee state lawmakers and find out which votes ACUF (American Conservative Union Foundation) scored.

“Red states like Tennessee are attracting record numbers of residents because they offer conservative solutions that help people succeed,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Low taxes and a science-based approach to Chinese coronavirus are just a few reasons why the Volunteer State added nearly 60,000 residents in 2020 alone. We should expect Tennessee and other conservative powerhouses to prosper while mega-blue cities continue their reckless leftist agendas.”

ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions on a wide variety of issues that directly affect citizens.

ACU Foundation reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both chambers of the legislature to produce average scores of each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member. 

Click Here to view the 2020 Ratings of Tennessee online and Click Here to visit our website.

For questions or media inquiries regarding ACUF’s Ratings of the States, email Luke Schneider, Deputy Director of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability, at [email protected].


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