SBSC rates state’s congressional delegation on business issues

The Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) has released its scorecard, which rates how members of the 107th Congress voted on key small business issues.

SBSC’s scorecard rates lawmakers based on 15 key votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and 15 votes in the U.S. Senate impacting small businesses. Included in the ratings are votes on issues as reducing taxes and regulations, death tax elimination, capital gains tax relief, expanding U.S. markets overseas, reducing dependence on foreign energy, and making health care more affordable.

Overall Washington’s delegation claimed an average score of 36 percent, which tied for 37th place among the 50 states congressional delegations.
Here’s how Washington’s lawmakers rated: Sen. Patty Murray, 14 percent; Sen. Maria Cantwell, 7 percent; Rep. Jay Inslee, 7 percent; Rep. Rick Larson, 40 percent; Rep Brian Baird, 13 percent; Rep. Doc Hastings, 100 percent; Rep. George Nethercutt, 93 percent; Rep. Norm Dicks, 7 percent; Rep. Jim McDermott, 8 percent; Rep. Jennifer Dunn, 93 percent; and Rep. Adam Smith, 20 percent.

SBSC’s Congressional Scorecard can be downloaded from their Web site at: