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CPAC and ACUF Release Montana Lawmaker Scorecard

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.

Check out the press release below with more details and please take action!

It only takes three minutes to let your legislators know that their score from the American Conservative Union Foundation is important to you, and you expect them to support more conservative policies.

Montana Rises in Conservative Rankings
CPAC & ACUF Release 2021 Legislative Scorecard

ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 14, 2021)— Under a Republican governor for the first time since 2004, Montana’s legislature worked to advance major conservative policy reforms during this year’s legislative session, as highlighted in a voting record analysis from CPAC.

Click Here to view the 2021 Ratings of Montana

In total, 74 members of the Montana legislature will be eligible to receive awards at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 24-27, 2022 for voting with the conservative position on legislation more than 80% of the time.

Members receiving the Award for Conservative Excellence for voting with the conservative position at least 90% include:

Rep. Matt Regier (100%)

Sen. Theresa Manzella (96%)

Sen. Steve Hinebauch (96%)

Rep. Michele Binkley (96%)

Rep. Amy Regier (96%)

Sen. Keith Regier (94%)

Rep. Becky Beard (93%)

Rep. Jedediah Hinkle (93%)

Rep. Caleb Hinkle (93%)

Sen. Cary Smith (92%)

Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick (92%)

Sen. Jason Ellsworth (92%)

Sen. Tom McGillvray (92%)

Sen. Chris Friedel (92%)

Rep. Seth Berglee (91%)

Sen. Dan Bartel (91%)

Rep. Terry Moore (91%)

Rep. Rhonda Knudsen (91%)

Sen. Carl Glimm (90%)

Sen. Gordon Vance (90%)

Sen. Doug Kary (90%)

Sen. Bob Keenan (90%)

Sen. Mark Blasdel (90%)

Click Here to view the PDF version of the ratings

Among the 94 roll call votes scored by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) are the bills aimed at increasing election integrity (SB 169, SB 170, HB 530), the bill making Montana a “Gun Rights Sanctuary State” (HB 258), the bill protecting women’s sports (HB 112), efforts to protect life (HB 136, HB 167, HB 229), and the major tax reform package (SB 159).

ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.


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Our staff spends thousands of hours analyzing more than 105,000 pieces of legislation voted on by Congress and every state legislature in the country. Your support is critical to be able to provide this level of insight and transparency. Will you please make a tax-deductible donation today to support transparency and ratings of Montana legislators?



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