CPA has refined our trade grade system for this 111th Congress. We use math to figure out where Congress people really stand on trade policy and fixing our economy… because their words are so unreliable.
You may look at this data and get discombobulated. Mostly because your favorite Congressman has a horrible grade and you “just don’t understand how that could be.” The reason is that you don’t follow their votes… you just listen to what your Rep says, and your Rep talks a good game but doesn’t perform. Or you may just simply like your Congressional representative for other reasons.
CPA is all about trade, growing America’s economy and creating jobs here. We don’t, as an organization, deal with social issues. Our CPA Board (consisting of representatives of agriculture, manufacturing and workers) determines which important bills should be supported or opposed.
If your Representative co-sponsors a good bill, he/she gets credit. If your Representative votes against a good bill, we take points away.
Below are the summary grades for all House members. Of course an A is very good. And an F is very bad.
Oh… an “n/a” means that the Member is a freshman who has had zero votes on trade, so remains unrated. The green cells also show freshman Members.