U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) had the most conservative voting record in Alabama's Congressional delegation in 2022, according to a report by the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) released on Monday.
According to CPAC, the report is an "exhaustive compilation of over 20,000 votes cast by all 535 members of Congress across the full spectrum of policy issues" in 2022.
CPAC's Center for Legislative Accountability analyzed every vote taken in 2022 and selected various issues relating to fiscal, tax, regulatory, education, environment, Second Amendment rights, election security, life and government integrity. All lawmakers were scored on a 100-point scale.
"The CPAC team is proud of the 52 consecutive years of rating Members of Congress. Getting beyond what a politician says and looking at how they vote is a needed form of transparency. As America is engaged in an internal struggle for her very survival, talk is cheap," Matt Schlapp, CPAC Chairman, said in a statement. "Conservatives are the leaders intellectually and organizationally in the push back against Big corporations, Big Tech, Big Media, Big Unions and academia, and our ratings help separate the big talkers from the truly courageous."
Moore and Tuberville each received a rating of 91%. Other ratings for the remainder of the delegation in 2022 were:
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), 88%
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), 84%
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), 82%
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), 79%
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), 77%
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), 72%
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham), 3%
Brooks and Shelby retired from office in 2022. U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) and U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) weren't rated in this edition of the report due to their being sworn into office in January.
According to the report, Congress became even more polarized during President Biden's second year in office, with Democrats only voting with the conservative position an average of 2% of the time, based on the CPAC's analysis. In total, Congress votes with the conservative position just 40% of the time.
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