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Peter J. Roskam

Peter J. Roskam's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Peter J. Roskam
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014

Animals and Wildlife

2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 75%
2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 27%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 38%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 40%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
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 33%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 33
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 28
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 19%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 25%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 83%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 50
2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100%

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 29%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 70%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 61%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 74%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2005-2006 National Taxpayers United of Illinois - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Taxpayers United of Illinois - Positions 20%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 85%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 80%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 91%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 18%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 71%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 80%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 89%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 30%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 66%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 95%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 50
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 60%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 68%
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 13%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 16
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 100%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 12%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 25%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 80%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 84%
2006 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 62%
2004 Illinois Prosperity Project - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2002 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1996 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
1996 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 8%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 5%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 5%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 31%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 20%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 29%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 6%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 15%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 38%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 20%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 9
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 35%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 19%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 32%
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 86%
2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 54%
2001-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 85%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 85%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 59%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 68%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 61%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 74%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 91%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 80%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 59%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 65%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 50%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 81%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 90%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 90%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 59%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 59%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 59%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 30%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 74%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 98%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 85%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 20%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 80%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 88%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 88%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 84%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 84%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 97%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 76%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 69%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 28
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 83.2%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 8%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 18%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 86%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
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 30%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 75%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 16
2007 American Library Association - Positions 10%
2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 25%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 12%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 25%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 0%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 10%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 12%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 7%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 29%
2011 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 9%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 14%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 0
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
2009 Environment America - Positions 27%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2008 Environment America - Positions 15%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 28
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 28
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 19%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 83%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 15%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%
2005 Illinois Environmental Council - Positions 67%
2004 Illinois Environmental Council - Positions 100%
2003 Illinois Environmental Council - Positions 40%
1996 Illinois Environmental Council - Positions 61%
1993 Illinois Environmental Council - Positions 63%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 3%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 17%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 35%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 7%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 8%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 31%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 18%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 30%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 13%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 13%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 0%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 8%
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 B-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 10%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 12%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
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 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -1
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 14%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 9%
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 17%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 74%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 61%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2005 Illinois Public Interest Research Group - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Illinois Public Interest Research Group - Positions 67%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
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) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 20%
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 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance %
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 33%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 22%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 11%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 33%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 43%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 8
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score D
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 13%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 0%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 50%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 0%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 0%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 33%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 38%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 23%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 38%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 12%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 28%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 7%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 28%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 25%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 11%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 13%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 18%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 11%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 12%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 8%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%
2008 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 78%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 23%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 11%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2008 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 13%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 16%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 0
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 13%
2007 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 45%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 43%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 29%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 9%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 25%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 0
2005-2006 Tooling & Manufacturing Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 85
2005 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 23%
2004 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 15%
2003 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 17%
2001 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 37%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 11%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 11%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 32%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 29%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 35%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 15%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 35%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 49%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 27%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 21%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 15%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 24%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 17%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 31%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 17%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 30%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
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 - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 24%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 16.8%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 22
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 22
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 34%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 34%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 0%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 0%
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 0%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 11%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 59%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 50%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 59%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 27%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 88%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 88%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 34%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 84%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 84%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 34%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 31%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 8
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 22
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 22
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
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 43%
2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 54%
2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 100%
2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 100%
2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0%
1999-2004 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1999-2004 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - 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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