Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

March 15, 2024
Senate Democrats: 0% Rating from CPAC Is a Badge of Honor
National Organization Opposed to Democracy, Gun Safety, Women’s Health Care, and Environmental Protections
HARTFORD – The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) released their ratings for Connecticut State Senators based on the 2023 legislative session with Senate Democrats averaging a 0% score. CPAC based their rating on how Senators voted on 18 bills that came forth for a vote in the Senate chamber. The bills supported issues that included pro-democracy measures, gun safety, environmental protections, abortion rights, and workplace protections.

“Anti-democratic, anti-gun safety policies have no support with the majority party of the State Senate,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven). “Connecticut values remain protected with Democrats in control at the General Assembly.”

“CPAC represents the worst of American politics and Senate Democrats wear their 0% grade as a badge of honor,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk). “One prominent speaker at this year’s CPAC conference gleefully spoke about ‘the end of democracy’ in our country and vowed to ‘overthrow it completely.’ This organization is led by a man accused of of sexual misconduct who allowed people who openly identified as Nazis at their conference.”

The full ratings report can be found here.

The full list of bills that Senators were rated on are listed below:

  • SB 152 – An Act Concerning The Protection Of Warehouse Workers.
  • SB 911 – An Act Increasing The Threshold Amount For Felony Unemployment Compensation Fraud.
  • SB 977 – An Act Concerning Medical Assistance For Surgery And Medical Services Related To Treatment Of Obesity
  • SB 988 – An Act Concerning The Purchase Of A Mobile Manufactured Home Park By Its Residents.SB
  • SB 1035 –  An Act Concerning Stop Work Orders.
  • SB 1108 – An Act Concerning Access To Reproductive Health Care By Students At Public Institutions Of Higher Education.
  • SB 1123 – An Act Amending Codification Of Prevailing Wage Contract Rates.
  • SB 1147 – An Act Concerning The Environmental Justice Program Of The Department Of Energy And Environmental Protection.
  • SB 1178 – An Act Expanding Connecticut Paid Sick Days.
  • HJ 1 – Resolution Approving A State Constitutional Amendment To Allow No-Excuse Absentee Voting
  • HB 5004 – An Act Implementing Early Voting.
  • HB 5917 – An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Vision Zero Council.
  • HB 6354 – An Act Establishing A Green Jobs Corps Program.
  • HB 6638 – An Act Revising The State’s Antidiscrimination Statutes.
  • HB 6667 – An Act Addressing Gun Violence.
  • HB 6689 – An Act Concerning A Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority Refinance Loan Subsidy For Certain Health Care Professionals.
  • HB 6820 – An Act Preventing An Adverse Action Against A Health Care Provider Due To An Adverse Action Taken By Another State As A Result Of Such Provider’s Involvement In Providing Reproductive Health Care Services.
  • HB 6892 – An Act Concerning Municipal Blight Ordinances And The Fine For Littering.
Contact: Kevin Coughlin | 203-710-0193 |
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