Representative John B. Larson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: John B. Larson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Leslie; 3 Children: Carolyn, Laura, Raymond
Birth Date: 07/22/1948
Birth Place: Hartford, CT
Home City: East Hartford, CT
Religion: Roman Catholic
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 64% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 64% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 86% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 87% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 86% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 94% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 94% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 87% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 83% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 78% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 84% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 87% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 70% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 58% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 58% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 71% 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 on Social Policy 80% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 85% 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 94% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 89% 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 52% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 88% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 83% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 89% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 85% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 80.8% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 81% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 78% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88.3% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 83% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 94% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 83% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 8% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 73% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 83% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 79% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 20% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 89% 2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72% 2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78% 2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 83% 2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88% 2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85% 2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 88% 2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 88% 2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 80% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 79% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 78% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 78% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 78%

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