Welcome to the Council for a Livable World Legislative Scorecard
For the 113th Congress (2013-2014), each member of Congress was given a percentage score based on their votes and other actions regarding our legislative priorities.
Our methodology for scoring is as follows:
- A minus “-” indicates that the member of Congress (MOC) either voted or took an action (such as signing a letter) opposed by the Council.
- A plus “+” indicates that a member either voted or took an action supported by the Council.
- “DNV” stands for “did not vote.” A member received a DNV if they were in office at the time of voting, but was not physically present to vote. In their total score, a DNV counts against the member, just as a minus or “-”does, since it is their job to be present for voting.
- An “N/A” indicates that this action does not count for or against this particular member of Congress because they did not have the opportunity to take the action. For example, if there was a letter organized only for Republican signature, that letter is only scored for Republicans—and vice-versa for Democrat-only letter signing opportunities.
- A space left blank indicates that the MOC was not in office at the time of voting and does not count towards their total score.
- The total score is an average of all votes or actions for which that individual member was scored.
|+||Member of Congress (MOC) voted or took an action in line with the Council’s position.|
|–||MOC voted or took an action in opposition to the Council’s position.|
|DNV||MOC was in office but not physically present to vote—Counts the same as “-.”|
|MOC was not in office at the time of vote or letter. This was not counted against them in their total score.|
|N/A||MOC action was not counted for or against them in scoring.|
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