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Steny H. Hoyer

Steny H. Hoyer's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Steny H. Hoyer
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 05/19/1981
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 61%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 61%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 76%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 87%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 76%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 87%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 78%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 76%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 78%
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 (Foreign) 75%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 82%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 87%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 81%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 65%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 51%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 68%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 77%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 71%
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 Social Policy 71%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 77%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
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 31%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 83%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 83%
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 90%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
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 40%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 40%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 79.2%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
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 90%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78.5%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 86%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
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 Social Issues 67%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 15%
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 95%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 71%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
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 71%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
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 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 73%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 69%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
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 Social Policy Score 74%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 75%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 62%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 62%
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 95%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
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 69%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 81%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 91%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 71%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 84%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 61%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 50%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 0%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 25%

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