2009 Senate Scorecard

The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues. We use exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators’ governing philosophy.

Lawmakers also received extra weighting in their score (positively) for sponsoring good legislation or (negatively) very bad legislation.

Lawmakers and their offices are notified in advance of TFR’s position on the issues rated, and often prior to votes taken on the floor.

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16Carona, JohnR40
2Deuell, BobR43
13Ellis, RodneyD23
1Eltife, KevinR37
30Estes, CriagR66
24Fraser, TroyR86
6Gallegos, MarioD35
9Harris, ChrisR44
18Hegar, GlennR78
20Hinojosa, JuanD33
11Jackson, JimR85
27Lucio, EddieD25
12Nelson, JaneR93
3Nichols, RobertR66
7Patrick, DanR81
28Duncan, RobertR38
31Seliger, KelR42
8Shapiro, FlorenceR53
5Ogden, SteveR53
19Uresti, CarlosD40
26Van de Putte, LaticiaD33
14Watson, KirkD25
25Wentworth, JeffR31
23West, RoyceD28
15Whitmire, JohnD28
4Williams, TommyR57
21Zaffirini, JudithD33
22Averitt, KipR35
10Davis, WendyD25
17Huffman, JoanR78
29Shapleigh, ElliottD31