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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
Herb Kohl 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Thomas Allen 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
Russ Carnahan 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
John Hall 92%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
Paul Hodes 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
Steve Rothman 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
Betty Sutton 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 92%
Anthony Weiner 92%
David Wu 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Robert Byrd 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
Hillary Clinton 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Marion Berry 85%
Leonard Boswell 85%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Phil Hare 85%
Jane Harman 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 85%
William Jefferson 85%
Steve Kagen 85%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 85%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 85%
Pete Stark 85%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
Lynn Woolsey 85%
Albert Wynn 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
Daniel Inouye 81%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 81%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 78%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
Ron Klein 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 78%
Brad Miller 78%
Patrick Murphy 78%
Jack Murtha 78%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
Ed Towns 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78%
Robert Wexler 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 77%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Chris Dodd 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 77%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 72%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
Kent Conrad 72%
Byron Dorgan 72%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 72%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 72%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 72%
Jim Webb, Jr. 72%
Rob Andrews 71%
Howard Berman 71%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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