McMorris Rodgers’ Humane Score Poor
Each year the Humane Society Legislative Fund publishes the Humane Scorecard to inform the public of every legislator’s record on animal protection issues.
To accurately measure legislator’s support, not only are recorded votes counted but other ways they can help issues advance, such as cosponsoring key bills and cosigning letters seeking increased enforcement of animal welfare laws. Much progress has been made on animal protection in the current Congress but a lot of work still needs to be done.
In the most recent scorecard a bipartisan group of 35 Senators and 127 Representatives led as chief sponsors of pro-animal legislation and/or scored a perfect 100 — more than one-third of the Senate and one-quarter of the House. The average House score was 48 and 41 in the Senate.
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Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers however has always scored low. Her score on the most recent scorecard for 2013, as well as for 2011 and 2012, was a “0”!
Animal welfare is important not only to animal protectors like me, but for feeding people, research studies, trade and the future. This is one of the many reasons to not re-elect Cathy and vote for Joe Pakootas instead.
Pamela K. Elliott