Congressman Steve Cohen was among a handful of lawmakers honored by the Drum Major Institute on March 13, 2008. He received an A+ on their TheMiddleClass.org 2007 Congressional Scorecard for his flawless voting record on middle class legislation in the House of Representatives.
The Drum Major Institute is a progressive think tank based in Washington, DC that focuses on issues affecting the working class of America. Its 2007 Scorecard grades legislators based on their voting records on issues such as middle class tax cuts, the College Affordability Act, health insurance for children, and the minimum wage increase.
“Middle and low-income voters are feeling the brunt of the effects of the oncoming recession and the credit crunch, and that is why I am fighting to change the policies that have negatively affected these groups under the current administration,” said Congressman Cohen. “I am very grateful for the recognition by the Drum Major Institute and for the tireless leadership of its leaders like Martin Luther King, III, and former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told a congregation in 1968 to say that he was a “drum major” for justice, peace and righteousness; and DMI embodies that spirit of activism in their advocacy for the middle-class.”
Click here to read the Drum Major Institute’s report on Congressman Cohen.