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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Pennsylvania Rises in National Conservative Rankings
CPAC Presents 32 Lawmakers Awards for Conservative Excellence
In CPAC’s analysis of all 7,400 state lawmakers in America, the Pennsylvania legislature earned a conservative rating of 54% representing a significant jump over the state’s 51% rating in 2020. The 54% rating places Pennsylvania as the 27th most conservative legislature nationally, with Alabama (74%), Tennessee (73%), and Indiana (73%) leading the nation. 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.
“The majority in the Pennsylvania General Assembly continued to push back on the overreaches, mandates, and high spending of Tom Wolf and promoted policies of increases economic growth and individual freedom. These ratings reflect that” said CPAC Vice Chairman Charlie Gerow. “We congratulate and thank those legislators whose rating reflects their commitment to conservative values, personal liberty, and a thriving economy.
The average score of Pennsylvania House Republicans increased from 83% to 86% while House Democrat scores remained unchanged at 16%. The Senate ratings showcase a growing partisan divide with the Republican average jumping a whopping 9 percentage points from 74% to 83% and Democrats voting more liberally with their average score dropping from 18% to 14%.
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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