Congressmen Westmoreland, Price, and Gingrey Named Most Conservative In House

March 15, 2012 8:46 am

by Nathan · 5 comments

Congressmen Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Price, and Phil Gingrey have been named by National Journal as the most conservative in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Congressman Westmoreland issued this statement:

“We have suffered through three long years of economic turmoil under President Obama.  Clearly, his liberal policies do not work.  As this country faces its most difficult economic situation in generations, we need to return to our conservative principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and a thriving private market.  It is through these values that we saw our great nation grow into the largest economic force this world has ever known.

“To me, conservative isn’t just a word to be thrown around loosely to score political points.  It’s a core value that shapes every aspect of your life.   I am proud of my conservative track record and will continue to fight for my conservative values in Congress,” stated Westmoreland.

The full list can be viewed over at the National Journal, but here’s the rest of the Georgia delegation:

1. Jack Kingston, R: 23, 39, 32, 73, 58, 63, 33.3 (269th), 66.7 (161st)

2. Sanford Bishop, D: 59, 60, 62, 41, 40, 37, 60.5 (168th), 39.5 (262nd)

3. Lynn Westmoreland, R: 0, 0, 0, 90, 83, 91, 6.0 (420th), 94.0 (1st)

4. Hank Johnson, D: 89, 80, 69, 10, 0, 30, 83.0 (77th), 17.0 (352nd)

5. John Lewis, D: 90, 80, 88, 9 ,0, 0, 91.5 (21st), 8.5 (407th)

6. Tom Price, R: 0, 0, 0, 90, 83, 91, 6.0 (420th), 94.0 (1st)

7. Rob Woodall, R: 34, 50, 32, 65, 49, 63, 39.8 (242nd), 60.2 (188th)

8. Austin Scott, R: 0, 17, 41, 90, 74, 57, 22.8 (332nd), 77.2 (98th)

9. Tom Graves, R: 30, 31, 32, 66, 65, 63, 33.2 (270th), 66.8 (159th)

10. Paul Broun, R: 43, 35, 32, 56, 65, 63, 37.7 (252nd), 62.3 (178th)

11. Phil Gingrey, R: 0, 0, 0, 90, 83, 91, 6.0 (420th), 94.0 (1st)

12. John Barrow, D: 57, 58, 57, 43, 42, 42, 57.5 (183rd), 42.5 (246th)

13. David Scott, D: 65, 73, 70, 35, 25, 28, 70.0 (143rd), 30.0 (287th)

Admittedly, I am surprised that both Congressmen Tom Graves and Paul Broun aren’t higher than they landed on the list.  I’d be interested to see what bills and votes these rankings were based upon.  Much congratulations to the Congressmen on their recognition and upholding of conservative values in Washington.

lukethedrifter March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

“Admittedly, I am surprised that both Congressmen Tom Graves and Paul Broun aren’t higher than they landed on the list. I’d be interested to see what bills and votes these rankings were based upon.”

Voting “NO” on every bill doesn’t necessarily make you “Most Conservative.”

KD_fiscal conservative March 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Those two are in Congress to make showboat a point of view, not pass conservative legislation. Also, Broun is actually pretty liberatrian leaning on most issues.

elfiii March 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Having been finally redistricted(gerrymandered) out of the 4th and into the 6th, Tom Price is looking pretty good to me. I don’t know how to act. I think I am getting the vapors!

oldman45 March 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

These are the most conservative among those sucked up to the speaker. No way is Scott more conservative than Graves or Broun.

Jack Greene March 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

These ‘rankings’ are jokes anyway. The whole point of these things is to promote the writer’s opinion. The true answer to figuring out why a person is ranked so high (or low) is to check out who is making the rankings. Like these ‘rankings’ show, someone that has a libertarian or true conservative background can be ranked much lower than they deserve.

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