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Barney Frank

Barney Frank's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Barney Frank

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 74%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 76%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 89%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 82%
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 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 4%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 89%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 4%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 81%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 88%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 91%
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 on Social Policy 93%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 93%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84%
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 62%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 92%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 91%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 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 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 85%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 91%
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 - Progressive Action Score 76%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 76%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100%
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 89.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 93%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 74
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 74
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 90%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88.8%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
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 93%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
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 Economic Policy Score 94%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 91%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 81%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
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 Economic Policy Score 89%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 88%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 91%
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 50%
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 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 92%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 86%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 93%
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 95%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 75%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 97%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 97%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 91%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 73%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
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 Social Policy Score 87%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 82%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 90%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 88%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 70%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 45%

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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