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Paul D. Tonko's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Working Families for U.S. House - District 20

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 80%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 33%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 34%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 74%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 40
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 85%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 28%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 16%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 24%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 69
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12%
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 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30%
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 33%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 19%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
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 Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
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 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2006 Business Council of New York State, Incorporated - Positions C
2006 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2003-2004 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2001-2002 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 42%
1999-2000 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 70%
1997-1998 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
1996 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 62%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 15%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 85%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 80%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 86%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 95%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 90%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 56%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 73%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 95%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 10%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2000 Empire State Pride Agenda - Positions 100%
1998-2002 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1998 Empire State Pride Agenda - Positions 80%
1997 New York Civil Liberties Union - Positions 89%
1997 New York Civil Liberties Union - Positions 89%
1996 New York Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 6%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 6%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 30%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 3%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 10%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 8%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 1%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 22%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 8%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 1%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 7%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 19%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2006 Conservative Party of New York State - Positions 36%
2005 Conservative Party of New York State - Positions 24%
2004 Conservative Party of New York State - Positions 15%
2003 Conservative Party of New York State - Positions 18%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 23%
1998 Conservative Union - Positions 50%

Environment

2014 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 100%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 96%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 71%
2011 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 98%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 92
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 92%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 Environment America - Positions 100%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2007 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions on Environmental Conservation 102
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 97%
2005 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 100%
2003 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 89%
2002 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 93%
2001 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 91%
2000 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 100%
1999 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 85%
1997 EPL-Environmental Advocates - Positions 85%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 6%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 6%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 20%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 23%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 80%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 8%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 90%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 14%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 2%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 91%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 10%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 91%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 17%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 54%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 92%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 25%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 69%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 50%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 63%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 63%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 66%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 66%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 40%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 15%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 46%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 50%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Guns

2013 Gun Owners of America - Positions 0%
2012 Gun Owners of America - Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress [12/2012] 0%
2012 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress 2nd Session 0%
2012 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 0%
2011 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress, First Session 25%
2010 Gun Owners of America - Congressional Candidate Ratings on Gun Rights [09/2010] F
2010 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights F
2008 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights F
2006 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score D
2006 New York State Rifle and Pistol Association - Positions on Gun Rights C-
2004 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score C
2004 New Yorkers Against Gun Violence - Positions 80%
2004 New York Shooters Committee on Political Education - Positions on Gun Rights F
2004 New York State Rifle and Pistol Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score D
2002 New Yorkers Against Gun Violence - Positions 100%
2002 New York Shooters Committee on Political Education - Positions on Gun Rights F
2000 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score D
1998 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights A+
1998 New York Shooters Committee on Political Education - Positions on Gun Rights B
1997 New Yorkers Against Gun Violence - Gun Control Score 0%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 100%
2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
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 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
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 75%
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 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 67%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 75%
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 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 40%
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%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 17%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 25%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 21%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 50%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 25%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 50%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Visa Lottery (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
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 100%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 25%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 99%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 92%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 90%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
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 100%
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) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 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%
2003-2004 New York State Public Employees Federation - Positions 100%
2001-2002 New York AFL-CIO - Positions 90%
1999-2000 New York AFL-CIO - Positions 100%

Religion

2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 86%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
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 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
1998 Christian Coalition of New York - Positions 50%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 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 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 7%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 7%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 33%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 33%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
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 14%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
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 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
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 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25%
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 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - 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 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
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 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 11%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 11%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
1998 Christian Coalition of New York - Positions 50%
1998 Christian Coalition of New York - Positions 50%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 80%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 80%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
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 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 71%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 71%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 55%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 55%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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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