Food Policy Action released its National Food Policy Scorecard for the 114th Congress. This is the 5th annual Congressional scorecard released by the organization.
The report helps inform the public about votes taken by Congress on critically important food issues.
The Senate was graded on 10 votes and 12 bills, and the House on 16 votes and 15 bills. This year, 82 Members of Congress – 79 in the House of Representatives and 3 in the Senate – received perfect scores of 100 percent, while three Members received 12 percent, the lowest possible mathematical score for this year’s scorecard
Despite the modest bi-partisan gains in the 114th Congress, the 2016 Scorecard illustrates a Congress that has so far failed to act on major food policy reforms, including reauthorizing childhood nutrition programs, curbing the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture, and mandatory on-pack labeling of GMOs, among other disappointments
To view Connecticut legislator’s votes click on the link below and select Connecticut from the drop down list.