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Cuellar Ranked One of the Most Centrists Members of Congress


Location: Washington, DC

The National Journal's 2012 congressional vote ratings place Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) one of the most centrist Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among the returning members, Congressman Cuellar is the 5th most conservative Democrat in the 112th Congress and the 1st most conservative Texas Democrat.

"I support good policy and I support legislation that will benefit the families in the 28th district," stated Cuellar. "I look at the content and impact of the bill, not the political party of the bill's author. Partisan bickering has endangered our economic recovery. We need more people in the Center working to bridge the two sides," Congressman Cuellar said.

Reporters and editors from the non-partisan magazine based ratings on key votes relating to economic, social, or foreign policy issues, gauging their votes from conservative to progressive.

Congressman Cuellar received a composite progressive score of 57.7, placing him in the 176th spot among 435 House Members. Cuellar stands in the 247th spot for his composite conservative score of 42.3.

"I work hard to be an independent voice for the taxpayers I represent," said Congressman Cuellar. "No one party is always right or always wrong. By working together and getting behind good ideas, we can meet the economic challenges and get our budget under control."

"The 28th District is very diverse, but we all share the same values of border security, fiscal discipline and job creation," Cuellar said. "In the coming months, I look forward to continuing to fight for the interests of the taxpayers in the district, keep the economy moving forward and finding commonsense solutions to the big problems facing our country."

To access the National Journal's 2012 vote ratings report follow this link:

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