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FRC Action Unveils Vote Scorecard for Second Session of 114th Congress

Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council Action, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress and Senators showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. FRC Action may score additional votes for the 114th Congress as they wrap up their term at the end of this year.

Votes in the U.S. House included:

  • Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (FRC Action Supported)
  • Reauthorization of the D.C. School Choice Act (FRC Action Supported)
  • Allowing Veterans Affairs Medical Professionals to Recommend Marijuana as Medicine (FRC Action Opposed)
  • Codifying Special Hiring Rights Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (FRC Action Opposed)
  • District of Columbia Home Rule Act (FRC Action Supported)
  • Religious Freedom for Contractors (FRC Action Supported)
  • Amendment to Fund Abortion Coverage in Federal Health Benefits Plans (FRC Action Opposed)
  • Amendment to Undermine Congressional Authority over DC Budget (FRC Action Opposed)
  • Amendment to Repeal D.C.'s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (FRC Action Supported)
  • Amendment to Keep Women from Being Forced to Register for the Draft (FRC Action Supported)
  • Conscience Protection Act (FRC Action Supported)

Votes in the U.S. Senate included:

  • Nomination of John B. King, Jr. as Secretary of the Department of Education (FRC Action Opposed)

Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins made the following comments:

    "The FRC Action Scorecard and the FRC Action voter guide, are great tools every freedom loving Christian in America needs to make biblically informed voting choices. The outcomes of this year's elections, from the White House, Congress, state legislatures and governor's mansions, will have a major impact on the future of religious liberty, family values, sanctity of life, and the Supreme Court.

    "As I've traveled across North Carolina this week on the Values Bus tour, I am encouraging those values voters who have been on the sidelines to look closely at the voting records of those running for office along with the two party platforms. There has never been a clearer contrast between the two platforms than it is today. Platforms matter because studies have shown that candidates adhere to the platform more than 80 percent of the time. If you are concerned about the candidates, then instead vote the platform and the future of the Supreme Court.

    "In 2012, there were about 39 million voting-eligible Christians who did not vote. Conservatives can't afford to sit back and watch their country go over the edge with four more years of ultraliberal policies. America, this cannot be an election about two people running for president. It's about two fundamentally different visions for our country at the national and state levels. If polling has shown us anything, it's how razor-thin the margin of victory may be. In a nation this divided, even one vote can make a difference. So get out there and stand for faith, family, and freedom," Perkins concluded.

FRC Action will finish distributing more than 4 million voter guides across the country by Election Day and its social media videos have already reached more than a million targeted Christian conservative voters. FRC Action's Values Bus tour has made stops in every North Carolina county and its ground team will knock on 153,000 doors and phone calls total this weekend in the state.

To view a copy of the Vote Scorecard, visit www.frcaction.org/scorecard