Congresswoman Johnson Receives a Perfect Legislative Score from the Human Rights Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization – for supporting LGBTQ equality in the 116th Congress.
Members of Congress were scored based on a range of key indicators of support from votes in the House to pass pro-equality legislation like the Equality Act to votes in the Senate to confirm anti-LGBTQ Trump-Pence cabinet officials and judicial nominees, as well as co-sponsorships in both chambers on pieces of legislation that significantly impact LGBTQ people and their families.
“I am deeply honored to receive a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign today, as I have dedicated my legislative career to fighting against discrimination in all its forms,” said Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. “In recent years, our nation has made critical steps towards achieving equality. However, this work is not done, and I am committed to supporting the members of the LGBTQ community in my district and across America. We must work towards eliminating any inequities and disproportionate impacts, including in access to health care services and safe housing.
The HRC Scorecard for the 116th Congress is available online at www.hrc.org/scorecard.