October 24, 2012, Washington D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today released its congressional scorecard for the 112th Congress, which informs the public as to where members of Congress stand on issues of importance to the Iranian American community.
The primary purpose of PAAIA’s biannual congressional scorecard is to ensure that Iranian Americans are informed about the voting records and performances of their members of Congress. In addition, the scorecards ensure that members of Congress are aware that their votes and positions on issues of importance to the Iranian American community will be analyzed and made public.
The scorecard for the 112th Congress focuses on bills and resolutions that bear on three areas: civil liberties, immigration, and a special category which consists of legislation that doesn’t clearly fall into any particular topic. In addition, we have profiled but not rated a number of measures that have come before the House of Representatives and Senate concerning U.S. policy towards Iran. This is in keeping with PAAIA’s neutrality on the subject and in accordance with our goal to ensure that Iranian Americans are informed about legislative initiatives and the positions that their members of Congress are taking concerning this topic.
For a complete copy of the congressional scorecard for the 112th Congress, please click here.