Second Marking Period Report Card on Republican Senators

Good morning and Happy New Year!!

Half way through the 113th Congress, it is time to give out grades to the Republican Senators based upon their votes. The Senators in bold saw a serious drop in their grade from the first half of 2013 while those in italics showed a noticeable increase from earlier in 2013. The midterm grade is in parentheses.

Those Senators getting an A+:
Mike Crapo of Idaho (A+)
Mike Enzi of Wyoming (A)
Chuck Grassley of Iowa (A)
Mike Lee of Utah (A+)
Rand Paul of Kentucky (A)
Jim Risch of Idaho (A+)
Pat Roberts of Kansas (A)
Marco Rubio of Florida (A)
Tim Scott of South Carolina (A+)
Richard Shelby of Alabama (B+)

Those Senators receiving an A are:
Tom Barrasso of Wyoming (A)
John Cornyn of Texas (A)
Ted Cruz of Texas (A+)
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin (A)
Jeff Sessions of Alabama (A)

With the grade of A- are:
John Boozman of Arkansas (B)
Dan Coats of Indiana (B)
Tom Coburn of Oklahoma (A)
Deb Fischer of Nebraska (A-)
John Hoeven of North Dakota (B)
Jerry Moran of Kansas (B+)
David Vitter of Louisiana (A-)

Three Senators earned a B+:
Dean Heller of Nevada (B+)
Mike Johanns of Nebraska (B)
John Thune of South Dakota (B+)

With the score of B:
Richard Burr of North Carolina (B)
Thad Cochran of Mississippi (B-)
Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma (B+)
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (B+)

Scoring a B-:
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania (B)

With a C+:
John Isaakson of Georgia (B-)

With a C:
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee (C)
Roy Blunt of Missouri (C+)
Saxby Chambliss of Georgia (B-)
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (C-)
Orrin Hatch of utah (B-)
Roger Wicker of Mississippi (C)

There is only one C-:
Bob Corker of Tennessee (B-)

With a D in the period:
Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire (C)
Rob Portman of Ohio (C-)

And finally, with an F:
Susan Collins of Maine (D)
Jeff Flake of Arizona (D)
Mark Kirk of Illinois (D)
John McCain of Arizona (D)
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (F)

Thus far, at the midpoint of the 113th Congress, the Senate valedictorian is:
TIM SCOTT of South Carolina

Be back at the end of June 2014 with the third marking period report card.