Washington, D.C.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, received a perfect score on the newly released Alliance for Retired Americans voting scorecard for the second session of the 111th Congress, which ended Jan. 3. Grijalva has a 100 percent lifetime rating from the group, which represents the interests of approximately four million members nationwide.
The scorecard includes votes on health care reform, housing, Medicaid funding and other issues relevant to seniors and retirees. The report can be found at this link or at http://www.retiredamericans.org/issues/congressional-voting-record.
“I’m proud to help keep the promises this country has made to its seniors, and I’m proud of my record in Congress on their behalf,” Grijalva said. “Medical care, housing and financial stability for seniors shouldn’t be politicized – they shouldn’t even be issues lawmakers argue about. I’m happy to cast a pro-retiree vote every time, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
An explanation of how the group scored votes for Members of the House of Representatives is available at this link or at http://www.retiredamericans.org/system/storage/24/0a/1/870/house_votes.pdf. A breakdown of Arizona House and Senate members is available at this link or at http://www.retiredamericans.org/system/storage/24/ed/7/830/2010_arizona_record.pdf.