National Journal released its 2013 vote ratings on Thursday. The ratings are based on roll-call votes from 2013 and compared on an ideological scale. Votes on noncontroversial issues and issues that fall along regional lines were not included.
The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill introduced Monday evening leaves the vast majority of pension cuts to military retirees intact, only exempting disabled veterans from the controversial provision included in last month’s budget deal.
The Democratic-led Senate on Tuesday failed to advance a bill that would have enriched a constituency—trial lawyers—that is the number one source of political contributions for all but five members of the Senate Democratic caucus.