MILLER NAMED MOST CONSERVATIVE IN THE U.S. HOUSE
Feb 24, 2012 -
The National Journal today rated Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) as the Most Conservative in Congress based on its 2011 Congressional Ratings. Miller tied with 9 other House Members with a conservative score of 94.
For the past three decades, National Journal has rated members of Congress based on selected roll-call votes from the previous year to create an ideological scale for Congress.
“I’m honored to be recognized by such a respected publication as one of the top conservatives in Congress,” Miller said. “I am very proud of my voting record, and I am confident it reflects the values and beliefs of the majority of Northwest Floridians.”
National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing congressional voting. A panel of the magazine’s editors and writers compiled a list of congressional roll call votes and classified them as economic, social or foreign policy related. The votes in each issue area were subjected to a principal-components analysis, a statistical procedure designed to determine the degree to which each vote resembled other votes in the same category. The ratings system was first devised in 1981 under the direction of William Schneider, a political analyst and commentator, and a contributing editor to National Journal, who continues to guide the calculation process.
The full National Journal ratings, including ratings for House members, are due out later today.
More information can be found at www.house.gov/jeffmiller or www.nationaljournal.com