Heritage Advocacy Arm Tells Members: We’re Watching

Posted March 10, 2011 at 3:06pm

Heritage Action for America, the conservative Heritage Foundation’s advocacy spinoff that started last year, let lawmakers know Thursday that the group officially will track how Members vote.

In a letter to lawmakers, the group announced that it is starting a legislative scorecard where it will “grade” Members on key votes.

The group is beginning the effort to “maximize the ability of Heritage Action for America to highlight the important legislative activities and decisions made by our lawmakers, and to provide the best information to our members and activists,” according to the letter.

Heritage Action has not yet decided which votes it will grade lawmakers on, but its CEO, Michael Needham, stated in the letter that “we reserve the right to key vote legislative activities after the fact; including several votes already cast in the 112th Congress.”