NARFE releases voting scorecard for 114th Congress
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 04, 2016
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has released its biennial voting scorecard for the lawmakers of the 114th Congress.
In its scorecard, NARFE ranks lawmakers based on whether or not they voted in employees’ best interests on key legislation. NARFE said it identified 10 House and five Senate votes on bills with a significant impact on federal employees and retirees between the beginning of the 114th Congress in January 2015 and July 14, 2016.
According to NARFE, the House votes include several concerning budget resolutions which place the cost of deficit reduction on federal employees, as well as votes on federal employee due process rights and protecting Thrift Savings Plan participants from receiving bad advice. Four of the five Senate votes were on House bills.
NARFE, which publishes the scorecard on even-numbered years, said this was the first one also to review the voting records of those running on the presidential ticket—in this case, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who represented New York in the Senate; Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia; and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, who formerly served in the House.