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The Madison Performance Index

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

There’s a lot of sleight of hand in politics. The vast majority of voters are never quite sure if their Member of Congress is living up to campaign promises. While there are a lot of great legislative scorecards out there, it is hard sometimes to make them relevant. That’s where the Madison Performance Index comes in. It is Read More →

Only 62 House Republicans Stand up to Tax and Spend Budget Deal

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Last Thursday, the House voted to approve the Ryan-Murray budget (H. J. Res. 59) with overwhelming bipartisan support.  Only 62 Republicans voted against it.  Under this agreement Congress would reinstate more than half of the sequester for the next two years.  Budget caps would be set at $1.012 trillion in 2014 and $1.014 trillion in 2015; current law Read More →

A Roundup of Farm Bill Votes

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

As promised, here is a review of some of the major amendments offered during debate over the farm bill in the House.  You can click here to see the color-coded spreadsheet of how each Republican voted on the amendments and final passage.  The bill failed 195-234 with 62 Republicans voting no. Here is a synopsis of some of Read More →

A Recap of Important Amendments to the DHS Appropriations Bill

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Earlier this week, the House voted on the first appropriations bills of the FY 2014 budget process.  So far, leadership has kept their promise to allow an open amendment process on the bills.  As such, members have been able to offer some good and some not so good amendments.  Unfortunately, none of this will make a difference because Read More →

36 Republicans Side With Big Labor on Davis-Bacon

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Earlier today, the House commenced the annual appropriators process when members began voting on amendments to the FY 2014 Military Construction/Veterans Affairs appropriators bill.  Rep. Steve King offered an amendment which would have barred the use of funds in the bill to enforce Davis Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements.  Davis-Bacon mandates that federal government contractors pay prevailing union-level Read More →

The Madison Projects Releases Updated Index Scores For 112th Congress

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Contact: Daniel Horowitz The Madison Project Releases Updated Index Scores for 112th Congress Madison Project Chairman Jim Ryun: “Now conservatives can view the performance of their Republican representatives in the context of the districts they were elected to represent.”  Washington, DC – Today, the Madison Project PAC released its updated Madison Performance Index (MPI) for the full 112th Read More →

Madison Project- Freshman Champions

Monday, April 15th, 2013

For Immediate Release:         April 15, 2013 Contact: Daniel Horowitz                          Madison Project PAC Thanks Conservative Freshmen for Standing Strong  Madison Project Chairman Jim Ryun: “Many Republicans run for office pledging to challenge the status quo in both parties, but few of them ever deliver.  We’d like to Read More →

16 Republicans Give Cover to Dems on Gun Bill

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Last week, 16 Republicans joined with Democrats to vote for cloture on the biggest gun grabbing bill since 1994.  In doing so, they gave cover to Senators Pryor (AR) and Begich (AK), allowing them to vote no, while still granting Harry Reid the votes needed to break the filibuster. The names of the traitors are Sens. Lamar Alexander Read More →

Time to Update Our Performance Index

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Last year, we began a national dialogue among conservatives about the need to elect authentic conservatives from right-leaning districts throughout the country.  In order to draw attention to the plethora of moderate Republicans from conservative districts, we created a simple yet novel index, The Madison Performance Index, as a tool to see how each member is utilizing the Read More →

GOP House Passes Unconstitutional Democrat VAWA Bill

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Earlier today, the Republican-controlled House passed the Senate version of the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The Senate bill expands “coverage” to illegal aliens, men, homosexuals, transgendered individuals and prisoners.  It  also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women.   The final bill passed with the support of Read More →