Seventeen Lawmakers Awarded for Conservative Voting Records

ACUF Releases 2018 Scores of Nebraska Legislature

Alexandria, VA—The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the Nebraska Legislature. ACUF’s Ratings—both federal and state—are an initiative of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 of the nation’s elected officials view the role of government and illustrate the differences between chambers of the legislature, while revealing lawmakers’ positions on a wide variety of issues that directly affect Nebraskans.

ACUF reviewed each piece of legislation voted in the Legislature to produce an average score for the body as a whole as well as individual scores for each sitting member. According to ACUF’s Year in Review, the Nebraska Legislature’s overall conservative score improved drastically compared to the 2017 session (from 54.98 percent to 70.62 percent).

Nebraska Senators voted on key issues during the 2018 session. They voted to protect the unborn by defunding abortion providers, require voter approval to raise property taxes, and allow patients to choose telehealth.

“In the 2018 session, Nebraska conservatives protected the Unborn by eliminating funding for abortion providers,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Conservatives regard that and a vote to allow citizens to choose telehealth for their health care needs as important wins for Nebraska.”

The average score for Nebraska Senators was 71 percent, while 35 percent of all senators earned awards for scoring 80 percent or better.

Click Here to view the 2018 Ratings of Nebraska.

For questions or media inquiries regarding ACUF state ratings, email Luke Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator for the American Conservative Union Foundation, at