Americans for Prosperity lauds Bill Huizenga on ‘economic freedom’ scorecard
Mlive – February 20, 2013
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, was one of 19 congressmen to get an A-plus grade on an ‘economic freedom’ scorecard released Wednesday.
Americans for Prosperity scored every congressman based on how they voted on things like federal spending and health care. Huizenga got a 100 percent score for matching AFP on all 22 measures in the group’s evaluation. Only 17 other House members, plus U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, had perfect scores.
You can see the full scorecard here.
Republicans tended to score much higher than Democrats, with 44 percent of GOP congressmen aligning with AFP at least 80 percent of the time, said James Valvo, the group’s policy director. Conversely, 96 percent of Democrats sided with AFP less than 20 percent of the time.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, scored a 95. He got dinged for voting against Paul Ryan’s budget plan.
Among other Michigan congressmen, Republicans all scored 64 or better, with Dave Camp at the bottom of that list. Democrats range from 5 to 14, with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the top of that list.