April 1, 2009 (WASHINGTON, DC)--San Diego Congressional members Bob Filner and Susan Davis have received an "A" from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy. The organization's Congressional Scorecard evaluates each Member of Congress based on their support for policies that help our nation's middle class. Democrats Filner and Davis voted in support of middle class issues 100% of the time. Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer each scored 80%. Among Republicans, Brian Bilbray rated 13%, while Duncan Hunter and Daryl Issa received the lowest possible 0% rating for voting consistently against middle class issues in the first three months of 2009.
"It's great that the Drum Major Institute holds Congress accountable for its impact on regular people because wealthy CEOs and corporations have the resources to hire lobbyists to watch their backs," said Congressman Filner. "ou shouldn't have to be rich to make your government work for you."
The Drum Major Institute (DMI) is a non-partisan group that evaluates policies based on the impact they will have on the squeezed middle class, as well as on the aspirations of low-income Americans who are working their way into the middle class. To access their summaries and assessments, visit the DMI on line at http://www.TheMiddleClass.org. The site offers consumers the opportunity to download a widget that tracks your legislators' votes on key issues and also advises you on upcoming votes. The group tracks legislators' records on the following issues:
Debt & Bankruptcy
Energy & Environment
Workplace & Job Creation