Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today announced that the American Association of University Women gave him a 100 percent score on its 2009 Congressional scorecard. The organization rated Members of the House of Representatives on nine votes during the first session of the 111th Congress, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act and the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
The AAUW scorecard lists the House bills it considered most important under a variety of categories, including civil rights, education, work-life balance, and economic security. Grijalva is one of only 38 Representatives nationwide to receive a perfect score over the course of the legislative session.
“I’m proud to cast votes in favor of equal protection, equal pay and a fairer workplace,” Grijalva said. “AAUW has long been an advocate of the policies I support in Congress, and I’m happy to stand with them in trying to make this country a better place for women, students and all Americans.”
The scorecard used a new methodology this year that includes not only how a Member voted, but whether he or she indicated strong support for a particular measure by co-sponsoring it before it came to the floor.
“Co-sponsoring important measures is something I’m happy to do, and I thank AAUW for recognizing the importance of engaging on crucial bills to the full extent,” Grijalva said. “I look forward to working with them in the future to keep education, fair pay, access to health care and other important issues front and center in the national policy discussion.”
For more information, call AAUW at (202) 785-7793.