Representative Frank J. Pallone, Jr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Frank J. Pallone, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sarah; 3 Children: Rose Marie, Frank Andrew, Celeste Teresa
Birth Date: 10/30/1951
Birth Place: Long Branch, NJ
Home City: Long Branch, NJ
Religion: Roman Catholic
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 75% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 75% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 94% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 94% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 92% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 86% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 86% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 84% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 92% 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 (Foreign) 89% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 89% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 83% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85% 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 - Net Congressional Score 88% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 81% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 92% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 93% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 90% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 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 95% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 55% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 55% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 86% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82% 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 Economic Policy Score 69% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 66% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 75% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign 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 62% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88.7% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 92% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 73 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 73 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 91% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 86.7% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75% 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 77% 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 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 85% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77% 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 95% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89% 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 30% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75% 2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 77% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72% 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 100% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84% 2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 75% 2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67% 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 90% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90% 2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 88% 2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 88% 2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 40% 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 91% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 91% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 78% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 59% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 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 95% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 70% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 76% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87% 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 20% 1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40% 1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%

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