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Ben Ray Lujan, Jr.

Ben Ray Lujan, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Ben Ray Lujan, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 4%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 81%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 26%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 11%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 23%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 80
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 62
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 8%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 91%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
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 100%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
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 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 25%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 78%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 100%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 90%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 97%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 73%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 50%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 98%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 19%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 19%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 7%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 32%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 3%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 22%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 24%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 26%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 22%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 2%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 2%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 74%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 3%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 25%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 21%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 25%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 25%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
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 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 4%
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%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 9%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 20%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 28%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
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) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 8%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 80
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 22%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 22%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 91%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 29%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 55%
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%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 97%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Environment America - Positions 90%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 64
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 92%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 Environment America - Positions 100%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 69%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 32%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 69%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 15%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 76%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 83%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 56%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 50%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 83%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 60%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 55%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 45%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 9%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 8%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 58%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%

Health and Health Care

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
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%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 0%
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 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
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 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100%
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 88%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 7%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 67%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 9%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 50%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 29%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 0%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 100%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 9%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 98%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 96%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
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 89%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 80%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 80%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 84%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 78%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 76%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 76%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 74%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 15%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 75%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 66%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 79%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 76%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 77%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 4
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 4
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 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 80%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 71%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 81%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 19%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 19%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 80%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 78%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 7%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 22%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 66%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
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 21%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 77%
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 100%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40%
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 0%
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 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 4
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 100%
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 (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 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 80%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100%

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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