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Introduction

This scorecard is intended to provide a scoring system by which to rate the positions of Members of Congress on Palestine, both in absolute terms and in comparison to each other. It takes into account legislation and dear colleague letters from the 117th Congress and penalizes members for speaking at AIPAC. 18 items were used to score members of the House, and 18 for the Senate.

Scoring System

While the scoring system is the same for both chambers, the number-to-letter grade conversion system is different because legislation and Dear Colleague letters differ between the two chambers.

Members are assigned scores based on their positions for each item:
Vote / Sign-on / Sponsorship / Co-sponsorship

  • Positive Action: +1
  • Negative Action: -1
  • No Action: 0

Those scores are then totaled and converted into a letter grade.

In the House, Representatives receive a grade of:

  • A for scores greater than or equal to 4
  • B for scores between 3 and 1
  • C for scores less than or equal to 0 and greater than -3
  • D for scores of -3 and -4
  • F for scores -5 and below

In the Senate, Senators receive a grade of:

  • A for scores greater than 2
  • B for scores between 2 and 0
  • C for scores of -1 and -2
  • D for scores of -3 and -4
  • F for scores -5 and below

key findings

US HOUSE

  • A: 4.13% (18 members)
  • B: 5.28% (23 members)
  • C: 27.75% (121 members)
  • D: 56.42% (246 members)
  • F: 6.42% (28 members)

* 436 members, including six non-voting members

US SENATE

  • A: 10% (10 members)
  • B: 17% (17 members)
  • C: 42% (42 members)
  • D: 16% (16 members)
  • F: 15% (15 members)

* 100 members

Please note that the scorecard includes scores for all 436 currently sitting Members of the House, including (430) voting members and (6) non-voting members. 5 seats are currently vacant as a result of members who either passed away in office or resigned whose seats have not yet been filled.

hall of Fame

The following Senators scored the highest grades:

The following Representatives scored the highest grades:

hall of Shame

The following Senators scored the lowest grades:

The following Representatives scored the lowest grades:

Scores By States

Click on the letters of any state in the U.S. map below to view your Members of Congress scorecard on Palestine.

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