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The CPAC Foundation released its 2022 Ratings of Congress on Monday. The ratings have been published for 52 continuous years to provide conservatives a guide as to who is representing CPAC’s principles in Congress.

“I wish I could say that Congress helped tackle the problems our country faced that I described in 2021 on these pages,” wrote CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp. “However, sad to say, they instead have poured oil on the fires of inflation, massive deficits, increasing crime numbers an illegal migration by voting for the Biden left-wing agenda.

“In some cases they were aided by RINO/establishment Republicans, many of them Old Bulls who announced their retirement, that stands out in the bills we rated. Perhaps most shameful is the 4,155-page, $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill passed two days before Christmas with Republican leadership’s acquiescence.”

Eighteen U.S. Senators were awarded for “Conservative Excellence,” meaning they scored 90 percent or above. Senators Mike Lee, Mike Braun and Rand Paul secured perfect scores of 100 percent.

Fifty-three Republicans in the U.S. House scored 90-100 percent as well, with Representatives Michael Cloud, Bob Good, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kevin Hern, Jody Hice, Jim Jordan, Debbie Lesko, Thomas Massie, Mary Miller, Ralph Norman, Scott Perry, Matt Rosendale, Chip Roy and Greg Steube scoring perfect at 100 percent.

Seven additional senators earned the “Conservative Achievement” award, but neither were named Joni Ernst or Chuck Grassley.

Fifty-five more House Republicans scored between 80-89 percent, but none were from Iowa.

The average Republican score in the U.S. Senate was 78 percent. The average Republican score in the House was 80 percent.

Grassley received a score of 75 percent. Ernst received a score of 74 percent.

Congressman Randy Feenstra was Iowa’s highest-scoring Republican, finishing with 79 percent. Representative Ashley Hinson registered 74 percent while Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks scored a paltry 68 percent.

To view the full scorecard, visit this link.


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