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About the 1997 PIRG Scorecard

The 1997 PIRG Scorecard is one of the many citizenship tools used by U.S. PIRG and the state PIRGs to preserve the environment, protect consumers, and revitalize participation in our democratic process.

Going door-to-door in cities and towns across the country, U.S. PIRG and state PIRG staff are distributing this year's Scorecard to more than one million citizens. The Scorecard tells citizens how their elected officials voted on public interest issues ranging from the rollback of decades of environmental and public health laws to the cutting of polluter pork subsidies to the dismantling of consumer rights laws.

PIRGs are nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental and consumer advocacy groups. U.S. PIRG is the national lobbying office for the state PIRGs across the country. Through a combination of professional expertise, citizen power, and dogged persistence, more than one million Americans pool their resources to preserve the environment, protect consumers, and promote good government.

All votes were cast in the 104th Congress between March 1995 and July 1996, with the exception of the Senate vote on the constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions and spending, which occurred in March 1997 during the 105th Congress.

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Updated 3 Jun 1997 pirg@pirg.org