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Melissa Bean

Melissa Bean's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Melissa Bean

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 25%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 18%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 77%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 58%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 66%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 85%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 63%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 80%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 23%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 77%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 77%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 80%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 46%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 63%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 64%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 52%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 54%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 53%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 35%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 53%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 54%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 73%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 62%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 35%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 85%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 92%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 10%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 84%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 82%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 87
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 90%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 94%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 40%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 83
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 78
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 50%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 87%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 64%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 68%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 83%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -8
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 89%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 83%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 66%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 22%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 7%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 23%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 47%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50.5%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 18%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 20%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48.5%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42.2%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 71%

Fiscally Conservative

2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 56%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 11%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 22%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 19%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 27%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 29%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 41%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 38%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 38%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 33%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 31%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score D
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 37%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 55%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement B
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -1
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 64%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 36%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 83%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 70%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 29%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 29%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 69%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 33%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -8
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 62%

Health and Health Care

2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
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 25%
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 16%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 15%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 85%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 88%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 43%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 63
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score C+
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 60%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 14%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 0%

Immigration

2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 33%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 34%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 0%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 17%
2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language D
2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 54%
2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 42%
2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language F
2007 English First - Positions 0%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 English First - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 33%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 100%
2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 71%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 66%
2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 78%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 48%

Labor Unions

2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 80%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 70%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 87%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 50%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 80%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 79%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 80%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 78%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
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 93%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 82%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 74%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 71%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 11%
2008 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 80%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 90%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 28%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 25
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 83%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 9%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 86%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 80
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 64%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 43%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 69%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 67%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 66%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 69%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 73%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 69%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 64%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%

Natural Resources and Energy

2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33%

Religion

2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
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 7%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues B
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 63
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 61
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 90%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 88%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%

Socially Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 7%
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 (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 7%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 27%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 27%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%

Socially Liberal

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
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 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
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 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
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 65%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20%
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 20%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 61
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 61
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 61%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 61%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
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 50%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 50%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%

Taxes

2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 11%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 12%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 22%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 19%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 27%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 29%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 41%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 25%

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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