02/09/21

ACU Foundation Releases Latest Scores of the Missouri General Assembly

The Missouri General Assembly netted two more conservative award winners in 2020 over the previous year according to the American Conservative Union Foundation's annual ratings of state legislatures.

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’s overall score improved by five points to an average of 65 percent.

Both the Republicans and Democrats overall score improved, with the Republicans gaining half a point to an average of 78 percent and the Democrats gaining nine points to an average of 32 percent.

The Missouri General Assembly is moving in the right direction, and we need your help to keep it that way.

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Missouri Lawmakers Improve Conservative Ratings in New Analysis

CPAC Host Releases Scores of Missouri State Lawmakers

Alexandria, VA—Lawmakers of the Missouri General Assembly voted more conservatively during the 2020 session than in years past, according to the just-released analysis published by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Review the scorecard to see the ratings of all Missouri state lawmakers and find out which votes ACUF scored.

The General Assembly’s overall conservative score (65.5%) improved by five points compared to the 2019 session. Similar to the previous session, Republicans maintained an average score of 78.5%. Democrats (32%) improved their average score by nine points. While there was notable turnover in awards for conservative voting records, the total number of awardees increased by two members.

“State law once made Missouri a hostile place to run a business, making it that much harder for working families to earn a living,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Thankfully, conservatives of the General Assembly have led the way on tort reforms and lifted unnecessary legal pressure from businesses of all sizes. We applaud the Missouri General Assembly as they continue to climb in ACUF’s conservative rankings of the states.”

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 Missouri 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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