For Immediate Release
September 14, 2020
HARRISBURG - With the 2020 General Election right around the corner, the PA Chamber is proud to unveil its online Legislative Scorecard. This interactive tool highlights how members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted on key pieces of legislation impacting the Commonwealth’s business community over the course of the 2019-20 legislative session; and also shows their career voting record on such proposals.
“Our new Legislative Scorecard is a user-friendly tool to easily determine which elected officials have supported pro-business, pro-growth policies,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr. “This November, all of the seats in the House and half of the seats in the Senate will be on the ballot. The outcome of this election will have a significant impact on how the state moves forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical to the Commonwealth’s economic recovery that we elect state lawmakers who will prioritize policies that encourage business investment and reinvestment while ensuring that businesses are operating in adherence to state and CDC-issued safety guidelines.”
The Legislative Scorecard homepage lists the sitting state legislators, along with their 2019-20 legislative session and career voting scores. A more detailed analysis – including an overview of all bills that were meaningful enough to the business community to be “scored” by the PA Chamber – can be found by clicking on the lawmakers’ name and viewing their individual profile. Users can easily identify the PA Chamber’s position on the respective bill, as well as how the lawmaker voted. The PA Chamber communicated its position to legislators prior to votes taken on the bills that were used to calculate the overall lawmakers’ score.
Another useful tool for voters leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 is a comprehensive voter resource page that is now available on the PA Chamber’s website. The page includes links for voters to locate their polling place; apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot; determine who represents them at the state and federal level; and a link to ChamberPAC’s endorsed state legislative candidates.
“As the ‘Statewide Voice of BusinessTM’, it is our goal to provide voters with all the resources needed to make informed decisions on those lawmakers who have proven their commitment to supporting the state’s private sector through pro-jobs, pro-growth policies; and to inspire them to make their voices heard this November,” added Barr.
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.