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Joseph Heath Shuler

Joseph Heath Shuler's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Joseph Heath Shuler

Animals and Wildlife

2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 79%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 65%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 83%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 25%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 84%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 66%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 40%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 31%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100
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 60%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 67%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 67
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 20%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 50

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 76%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 62%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 44%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 44%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 80%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 34%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%

Business and Consumers

2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 44%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 56%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 33
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 50%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 46%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 47%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
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 54%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 72%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 40%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 47%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 27%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 44%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
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 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 80%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 16%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 47%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 21%
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 78
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 20
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 20%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 63%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 66
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
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 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 62%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 74%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 70%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 31%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 26%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 52%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 67%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 68%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 72%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 45%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 10%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 57
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 75%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 63%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 42%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 53%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 50%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 72%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 45%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 31%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 80%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 43%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 44%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 19%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 19%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 53%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 28%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 25%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 41%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 29%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 22%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 44%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 45%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 34%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 31%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48.7%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50.3%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 47%

Education

2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 33
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 44%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 40%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 66%
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 44%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
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 0%
2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - U.S. House Score 100%
2008 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 80%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 47%
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 66
2007 American Library Association - Positions 10%
2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 75%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
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 0%
2007 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%

Environment

2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 67%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 43%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 79%
2012 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 65%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 57%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 57%
2011 Environment America - Positions 75%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 76%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 71%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 83%
2011 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 33
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 84%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 79%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 Environment America - Positions 80%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 86%
2008 Environment America - Positions 92%
2008 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 73%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 20%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 75%
2007 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%

Foreign Affairs

2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 4%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 50%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 56%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 12%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 25%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 25%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 36%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 30%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 44%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 38%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 38%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 38%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C+
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 70%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score D
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement F
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 71%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 10%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 45%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B
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

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 76%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 44%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 80%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 34%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
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 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%

Health and Health Care

2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 10%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 57%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 25%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 44%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 66%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 55%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 43%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 91
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B-
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 50%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 73%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 50%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 40%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 100
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 84%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 83%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 72%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 85%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 57%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 76%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 57%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 67%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 55%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 60%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 62%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 38%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 67%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 77%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 78%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 73%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 9%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 88%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 82%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 86%
2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 33
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 55%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 57%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 56%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 59%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 37%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 53%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 37%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 59%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 55%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 46%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 45%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 51%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50%
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 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 49.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 29%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 29%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 80%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 80%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 62%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 81%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 37%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 53%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 33%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues D
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
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) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
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 83%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 91
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 29%

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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.

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