I have from time to time written about my political ratings, known as the MC-Index (Mike’s Conservative Index) and I recently posted one for 2019. However, I decided for the first time to post one that was in the past…eighty years in the past. This one covers the Congress right after the Roosevelt backlash midterm of 1938, which was in response to the “Roosevelt Recession”, a downturn that occurred during the Great Depression. Also behind this midterm was some ill-advised measures pushed by FDR to expand his own power such as the “court packing plan” and an executive reorganization bill that detractors called the “dictator bill” for its expansion of Roosevelt’s authority.
Scores of the MC-Index are between 0-100, with this session counting forty ideologically telling votes for each legislative house.
Key for Scorecard:
+: Vote favors the conservative position. With an underline means didn’t vote, but was paired or expressed a view in favor.
-: Vote is against the conservative position. With an underline means didn’t vote, but was paired or expressed a view against.
?: Didn’t cast a vote or have a known view.
Descriptions of Votes Scored for 76th Congress
MC-Index Scorecard for 76th Congress