Representative Keith M. Ellison's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Keith M. Ellison
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kim; 4 Children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Amirah
Birth Date: 08/04/1963
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Religion: Muslim
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Animals and Wildlife

2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50% 2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100% 2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 85% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 33% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100% 2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 100% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 93% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 77% 2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0 2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100% 2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 83% 2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33% 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 83

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 9% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 85% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 20% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 6% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 3% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 4% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+ 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2% 2006 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 36% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 0% 2004 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 17% 2003 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 25%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 72% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 14% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 35% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 58 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 85% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 13% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 31% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 30% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 20% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 91% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 89% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 53% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 33% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 76% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20% 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67 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 69% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70% 2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0% 2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 62% 2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2006 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75% 2005-2006 Minnesota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13% 2005 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13% 2004 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36% 2003-2004 Minnesota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 22%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 90% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57% 2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 85% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 87% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 95% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100% 2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 92% 2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 69% 2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 95% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 94% 2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 71% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 84% 2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 11% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5% 2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 9% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89 2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 100 2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 98% 2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 57% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93% 2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 100% 2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 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 0 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14% 2004 OutFront Minnesota - Positions on LGBT Rights 100% 1993-2006 OutFront Minnesota - Positions on LGBT Rights 100% 1993-2005 OutFront Minnesota - Positions on LGBT Rights 100%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 11% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 11% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 4% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 9% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 1% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 13% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 13% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 17% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 17% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 19% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 6% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 6% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 19% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 86% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 2% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 7% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 8% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 7% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 90% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 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 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 14% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 9.3% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 4% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 23% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 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 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 8% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 6.8% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 40% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 0%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 American Library Association - Positions 13% 2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 1% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 1% 2011 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2010 American Library Association - Positions 11% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10% 2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 91% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 26% 2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 89% 2009 American Library Association - Positions 25% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33% 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100% 2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - U.S. House Score 100% 2008 American Library Association - Positions 33% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 76% 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 45% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2007 American Library Association - Positions 30% 2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 100% 2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 62% 2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83% 2013 Environment America - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 94% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 94% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100% 2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 85% 2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 91% 2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86% 2011 Environment America - Positions 93% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100% 2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 85 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92% 2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 92% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009 Environment America - Positions 93% 2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93% 2008 Environment America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33% 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 100% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14% 2006 Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota - Positions 100% 2006 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 91% 2005-2006 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100 2005 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 88% 2004 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 67% 2003 Conservation Minnesota - Positions 90%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0% 2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 97% 2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 35% 2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 87% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 86% 2012 Peace Action - Positions 93% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 92% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 69% 2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 50% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 100% 2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91% 2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2011 Peace Action West - Positions 86% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10% 2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 88% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 88% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83% 2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 83% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 11% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33% 2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80% 2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 69% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31% 2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 92% 2009 Peace Action West - Positions 91% 2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25% 2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 9% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues B- 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8% 2008 Peace Action West - Positions 100% 2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score C 2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 77% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement B 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +5 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 92% 2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 70% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 96% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 100% 2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 83% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 9% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 20% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 4% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 3% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 3% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 4% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+ 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 50% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 85% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 85% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67% 2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 33% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 71% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 0% 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 67% 2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 75% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 65% 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 88% 2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 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 100% 2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40% 2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 100% 2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 57% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 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 100 2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+ 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 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 100% 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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95% 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 97% 2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 96% 2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71% 2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100% 2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100% 2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 89% 2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 97% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 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 100% 2009 Women Employed - Positions 50% 2008 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 95% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 60 2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 95% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 87 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93% 2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 91% 2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100% 2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 66% 2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100% 2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 100 2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100 2006 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100% 2006 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 88% 2005 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100% 2005 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2004 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100% 2004 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2004 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2004 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 90% 2003 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 80% 2003 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2003 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 87% 1997-2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Lifetime Score 80%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 91% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 91% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 99% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 99% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 96% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 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 (Composite Score) 87% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 82% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 86% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 86% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 74% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 74% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2% 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 92% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 93% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80% 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 95% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 69% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 69% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 86% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 89% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 69% 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 - Composite Liberal Score 91% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 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 100% 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 - Progressive Action Score 86% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 86% 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 Social Policy Score 89% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 93.2% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 96% 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 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%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 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% 2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute - Positions on Conservative Values 20 2005 Children's Defense Fund Minnesota - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 100 2003-2005 Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute - Positions 22% 2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund Minnesota - Positions 100% 2003 Children's Defense Fund Minnesota - Positions 100% 2003 Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute - Positions 17%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 91% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 99% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 85% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 87% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 86% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 74% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 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 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 4 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 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 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 69% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 89% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 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 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 86% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55% 2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues A- 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 89% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 8% 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 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2006 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 23% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 40% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 40% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2004 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 0 2003-2004 Joint Religious Legislative Coalition - Positions 100% 2003 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 29%

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