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Bill Foster

Bill Foster's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 60%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 89%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 25%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 26%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 18%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 56%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 100%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 38%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 100
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 63%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 68%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 60%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 35%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 85%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 10%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 35
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 37%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 9%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 48%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 44.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 53%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 22%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 82%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 31%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - U.S. House Score 100%
2008 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 21%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 37%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 50%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 42%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 31%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C+
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 78%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 62%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +1
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 40%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 88%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 33%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 50%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 85
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 88%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 92%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 80%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 92%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 92%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 83%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 75
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 68%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 60%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 52%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 68%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 94%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 94%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 85
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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