Feb 25, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) issued the following statement today following the National Journal magazine announcement giving him a number one rating as one of the most conservative Members of Congress in 2010:

“I’m proud to be ranked by the National Journal as the most conservative Member of Congress, and honored to be tied for the number one position with Representatives Sam Johnson (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO). All of us understand that the American people are absolutely fed up with wasteful government spending and burdensome federal regulations that stall economic growth.

“Thoughtful, common-sense conservatism is a philosophy that guides my legislative and committee activities, and I will continue to do my best for the people of the 19th Congressional District to ensure their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed during the 112th Congress.”

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[From the National Journal: “For the past three decades, National Journal has rated members of Congress based on selected roll-call votes from the previous year to see how they compared with each other on an ideological scale. For the 2010 ratings, National Journal examined all of the roll-call votes in Congress last year — 664 in the House and 299 in the Senate — and identified the ones that show ideological distinctions between members. Just under 100 votes in each chamber were selected, weighted, and categorized as economic, foreign, or social. The votes in each issue area were combined in an index for each member, and members were then ranked from the most liberal to the most conservative in each issue area. These rankings were used to assign liberal and conservative percentile ratings to all members of Congress.”]