(Washington) – The nonpartisan news magazine National Journal has released its annual rankings of members of Congress from liberal-to-conservative—and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has again landed exactly in the moderate middle, ranking #50 out of 100.
The ranking named her the 49th most liberal and 50th most conservative member of Congress.
Since joining the Senate, National Journal has consistently ranked McCaskill in the ten most moderate U.S. Senators—and also ranked her as #50 out of 100 in its 2012 rankings.
McCaskill has been criticized by some in her party over her strong support for the Keystone XL Pipeline, her bipartisan work to cap federal spending, and her longstanding battle against Congressional earmarks. McCaskill has also been targeted for criticism over her support for the Affordable Care Act, her work to end huge taxpayer handouts, and her work in bolstering accountability in government contracting.