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How do local members of Congress score on ‘economic freedom’?


A conservative group has released a scorecard for “economic freedom” and they are tough graders.

Only three lawmakers – Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati and Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, received As. Chabot and Jordan both received and A+.

House Speaker John Boehner did not fare as well; the West Chester Twp. Republican received a C. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, received a B. And Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, received a B, while Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, received a D-.

Schmidt is no longer in Congress after losing the March 2012 primary election.

The scorecard is based on a list of votes important to Americans for Prosperity, including votes on the repeal of President Obama’s health care law, a vote opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a vote to end ethanol subsidies and the fiscal 2012 appropriations bills.

Nationally, 18 representatives and one senator received a perfect 100 percent, earning an A+ score.


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