Only 11% Of Mike Turner’s Votes Are Progressive, Only 3% Of John Boehner’s Votes Are Progressive

A web-site called ProgressivePunch.org gives all members of congress a “progressive score” based on their voting record.  For example, it calculates that Dennis Kucinich has a progressive score of 88.8, meaning that, according to Progressive Punch’s calculation, 88.8% of Kucinich’s votes are progressive.

John Boehner’s progressive score is 2.64, Jean Schmidt score is 4.12, Hobson’s score is 10.52, and Mike Turner’s score is 10.93.

Progressive Punch has collected data from 1991 to the present.  It follows 17 categories of votes.  This is a big job. In 2007, all told, it accumulated data on 747 different votes in the US House.

Here is Congressman Turner’s score (each out of 100%) in each category, accumulated since he was sworn in as a US congressman in 2003.

  • Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad (17 subcategories)        4.98
  • Corporate Subsidies (14 subcategories)         1.67
  • Education, Humanities, & the Arts (3 subcategories)         3.92
  • Environment (15 subcategories)         8.21
  • Fair Taxation (6 subcategories)     2.34
  • Family Planning (2 subcategories)       6.25
  • Government Checks on Corporate Power (31 subcategories)        3.52
  • Health Care (15 subcategories)         2.94
  • Housing (2 subcategories)         10.71
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties (10 subcategories)         1.79
  • Justice for All: Civil and Criminal (7 subcategories)        1.27
  • Labor Rights (8 subcategories)         7.92
  • Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful (16 subcategories)         5.82
  • War & Peace (18 subcategories)       2.44

There is a lot of data to study.  For example, Turner got a progressive score of 2.94 in the Health Care category, but under that category are 15 subcategory.  One of the subcategories is “Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs,” and in this subcategory, Turner made a score of 0.0%, meaning each of Turner’s votes in this category were opposite of the votes deemed “progressive” by Progressive Punch.org. Here are the votes that determined that subcategory score:

  1. Roll Call 23. Requiring the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for the prices of drugs covered under Medicare (H.R. 4)/On passage Jan 12, 2007.           Turner voted No
  2. Roll Call 22. Requiring the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for the prices of drugs covered under Medicare (H.R. 4)/Motion to recommit with instructions to add language that ensures that beneficiaries will not be restricted in their access to prescription drugs and that the negotiations will not result in the price increase of prescription drugs for any group Jan 12, 2007.   Turner voted Yes.
  3. Roll Call 11. H. Res. 6 Adopting the rules of the House of Representative for the 110th Congress/On adopting Title 5 of the resolution Jan 05, 2007. Turner voted No
  4. Roll Call 10. H. Res. 6 Adopting the rules of the House of Representative for the 110th Congress/Motion to commit with instructions Jan 05, 2007.  Turner voted Yes
  5. Roll Call 173. A vote on a Democratic motion to send back to its drafting committee HR 4281, — legislation allowing small business to band together as a means of lowering the cost of providing their employees with health insurance — with instructions that the bill must not preempt state regulations regarding coverage for breast cancer, pregnancy and childbirth, and well-child OB/GYN services. May 13, 2004.  Turner voted No
  6. Roll Call 172. Vote on passage of a Democratic substitute to the Republican-backed HR 4281, legislation designed to enable small businesses to join together to form “associations” that will leverage their collective buying power to get lower-cost health insurance for their employees May 13, 2004.  Turner voted No
  7. Roll Call 88. H. Con. Res. 393. Fiscal 2005 Budget Resolution/Vote on the Congressional Black Caucus’ Version of the Budget Resolution Which Would Reduce Previously-Enacted Tax Cuts to Wealthy Individuals and Increase Funding for Domestic Spending Priorities such as Education and Health Care. Mar 25, 2004.  Turner voted No
  8. Roll Call 670. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to End Debate on the Final Version of Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 22, 2003.  Turner voted Yes
  9. Roll Call 669. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Final Passage of a Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 22, 2003.  Turner voted Yes
  10. Roll Call 668. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation With Instructions that the Measure Be Amended to Allow the Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada. Nov 22, 2003.  Turner voted No
  11. Roll Call 666. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Consideration of the Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 21, 2003.  Turner voted Yes
  12. Roll Call 665. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Consideration of the Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 21, 2003.  Turner voted Yes
  13. Roll Call 660. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Same-Day Consideration of a Rule Governing Debate on the Prescription Drug Conference Report. Nov 21, 2003.     Turner voted Yes
  14. Roll Call 659. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow the Consideration of a Rule Governing Debate on the Prescription Drug Conference Report. Nov 21, 2003.         Turner voted Yes
  15. Roll Call 650. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Sixth and Final Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 20, 2003.  Turner voted No
  16. Roll Call 637. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fifth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 19, 2003.     Turner voted No
  17. Roll Call 624. H R 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Include Provisions in the Omnibus Conference Report Which Would Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Canadian Prescription Drugs Into the United States. Nov 18, 2003. Turner voted No
  18. Roll Call 619. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fourth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 07, 2003. Turner voted    No
  19. Roll Call 615. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Third of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 06, 2003.  Turner voted No
  20. Roll Call 599. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Second of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 30, 2003.  Turner voted No
  21. Roll Call 573. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/First of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 28, 2003.  Turner voted No
  22. Roll Call 528. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Oct 01, 2003. Turner voted No
  23. Roll Call 524. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 30, 2003.         Close Vote Absent
  24. Roll Call 522. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 25, 2003.     Turner voted    No
  25. Roll Call 510. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 23, 2003.     Turner voted    No
  26. Roll Call 502. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 10, 2003.     Turner voted    No
  27. Roll Call 445. H.R. 2427. Importation of Prescription Drugs/Vote to Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Prescription Drugs. Jul 25, 2003. Turner voted No
  28. Roll Call 420. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Prevent the Federal Government from Interfering With State Laws that have Decriminalized the Use of Medical Marijuana. Jul 23, 2003. Turner voted No
  29. Roll Call 359. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Jul 14, 2003.     Turner voted    No
  30. Roll Call 332. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 27, 2003.     Turner voted    Yes
  31. Roll Call 331. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 27, 2003. Turner voted No
  32. Roll Call 330. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill Which Would Provide Prescription Drug Coverage Though the Medicare Program (Rather Than the Private Sector) and Would Not Contain Any Gaps In Drug Coverage. Jun 27, 2003.     Turner voted    N0
  33. Roll Call 328. H.R. 2596. Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable By Creating Tax Incentives to Encourage Individuals to Save in Anticipation of Future Health Care Needs. Jun 26, 2003. Turner voted     Yes
  34. Roll Call 322. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote on Rules of Debate on Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. Turner voted    Yes
  35. Roll Call 321. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Allow Consideration of Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. Turner voted  Yes
  36. Roll Call 81. H Con Res 95. Fiscal 2004 Budget Resolution/Vote on a Democratic Substitute Measure Which Eliminated Tax Cuts for Wealthy Individuals and Increased Spending for Medicare and Prescription Drugs. Mar 20, 2003.     Turner voted  No
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