The Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and 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.
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New Analysis – More Conservatives in Illinois Legislature
CPAC Awards 23 Lawmakers for Fighting Progressive Policies
The 23 awardees represent a significant increase in conservative voting compared to the previous session where only 14 lawmakers received awards for voting in line with the conservative position. The conservative voting by House Republicans also helped raise the state’s overall conservative ratings to 37% (from 31% in 2020), but Illinois still significantly trails the national average rating of 49%. The conservative rating is calculated through CPAC’s scorecards and is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal and regulatory policies.
ILLINOIS SCORECARD (Web Version)
ILLINOIS SCORECARD (PDF Version)
The ratings have also been incorporated into CPAC’s new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas.
The CLA is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 17,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.
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