Rating Group: National Education Association

2007-2008 Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R B
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R C
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R D
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R F
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R D
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R F
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R F
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D A
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R D
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R F
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R F
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D A
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D A
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R F
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D A
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D A
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D A
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D A
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D A
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D A
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D A
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D A
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D A
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D A
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D A
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D A
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D A
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R F
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R F
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D A
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R F
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D A
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D A
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R F
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D A
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D A
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D A
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D A
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R F
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D A
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R F
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D A
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R F
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D A
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R F
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R F
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D A
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D A
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D A
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R F
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D A
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A A
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D A
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D A
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D A
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D A
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D A
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D A
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R F
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R F
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D A
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R F
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R C
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D A
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R D
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D A
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D A
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R C
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R B
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R F
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R F
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R D
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R F
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R F
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D A
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R F
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R F
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R F
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D A
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D A
GA Governor Nathan Deal R F
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D A
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D A
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R D
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D A
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D A
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D A
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R D
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R F
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R D
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R A
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D A
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R A
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D A
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D A
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D A
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R F
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D A
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D A
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R D
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D A
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D A
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D A
IN Governor Mike Pence R F
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R D
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R B
KS Governor Sam Brownback R F
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R F
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R C
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D A
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R F
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D A
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R F
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R F
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D A
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D A
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D A
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D A
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D A
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D A
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D A
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D A
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D A
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D A
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D A
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D A
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D A
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D A
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R A
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D A
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D A
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D A
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R F
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R B
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R F
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R F
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D A
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R B
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D A
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D A
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL A
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL A
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R F
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL A
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL A
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R F
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL A
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D A
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R F
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D A
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D A
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R A
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R D
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D A
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D A
NA President Barack Obama II D A
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D A
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R C
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D A
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R F
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D A
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R C
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D A
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R F
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R F
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D A
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R F
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R F
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R D
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R F
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D A
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D A
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R A
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R A
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R F
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D A
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D A
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D A
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R D
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D A
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D A
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R F
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D A
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R D
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D A
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D A
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D A
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R C
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D A
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D A
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D A
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D A
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D A
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D A
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D A
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D A
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D A
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D A
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D A
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D A
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D A
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D A
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D A
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R F
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R F
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R F
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D A
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R C
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R F
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D A
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R F
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R F
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R F
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R F
OK Governor Mary Fallin R F
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D A
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R B
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D A
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D A
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D A
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D A
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D A
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R A
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R F
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D A
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D A
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R A
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R F
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R A
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D A
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D A
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D A
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R F
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R F
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D A
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D A
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R F
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R F
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R D
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R F
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D A
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R F
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D A
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R F
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R F
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R F
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R F
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R F
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R F
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R F
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R F
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R F
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D A
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R F
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R F
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R F
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R F
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D A
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D A
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R F
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R F
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R F
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R F
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D A
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D A
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D A
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R F
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R F
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D A
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R D
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R F
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D A
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D A
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R F
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R F
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D A
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R C
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D A
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I A
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D A
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D A
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D A
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D A
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R D
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R D
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D A
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R A
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D A
WA Governor Jay Inslee D A
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D A
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R F
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D A
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D A
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R F
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R B
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D A
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R B
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D A
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R F
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R F
Gary Ackerman A
Daniel Akaka, Sr. A
Todd Akin F
Rodney Alexander D
Wayne Allard F
Thomas Allen A
Jason Altmire A
Rob Andrews A
Michael Arcuri A
Joe Baca, Sr. A
Brian Baird A
J. Gresham Barrett F
Roscoe Bartlett F
Max Baucus A
Evan Bayh A
Melissa Bean A
Bob Bennett D
Shelley Berkley A
Howard Berman A
Marion Berry A
Judy Biggert A
Brian Bilbray F
Jeff Bingaman A
Kit Bond F
Jo Bonner, Jr. F
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren A
Leonard Boswell A
Rick Boucher A
Allen Boyd, Jr. A
Nancy Boyda A
Henry Brown, Jr. F
Ginny Brown-Waite D
Jim Bunning F
Dan Burton F
Steve Buyer F
Robert Byrd A
Chris Cannon F
Eric Cantor F
Dennis Cardoza A
Russ Carnahan A
Christopher Carney A
Mike Castle A
Ben Chandler III A
Hillary Clinton A
Norm Coleman A
Kent Conrad A
Jerry Costello A
Larry Craig D
Robert Cramer A
Barbara Cubin F
Artur Davis A
David Davis F
Geoff Davis C
Lincoln Davis A
Thomas Davis III D
Bill Delahunt A
James DeMint F
Lincoln Diaz-Balart C
Norm Dicks A
Chris Dodd A
Elizabeth Dole F
Pete Domenici, Jr. C
John Doolittle F
Byron Dorgan A
Thelma Drake F
David Dreier F
Chet Edwards A
Vern Ehlers D
Brad Ellsworth A
Jo Ann Emerson A
Philip English A
John Ensign F
Bob Etheridge A
Terry Everett F
Tom Feeney F
Russ Feingold A
Michael Ferguson A
Bob Filner A
Vito Fossella, Jr. C
Barney Frank A
Elton Gallegly F
Gabrielle Giffords A
Wayne Gilchrest B
Charlie Gonzalez A
Virgil Goode, Jr. D
Bart Gordon A
Judd Gregg F
John Hall A
Phil Hare A
Jane Harman A
Robert Hayes C
Wally Herger, Jr. F
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin A
Baron Hill A
Maurice Hinchey A
David Lee Hobson F
Paul Hodes A
Pete Hoekstra F
Thomas Holden A
Darlene Hooley A
Kenny Hulshof F
Duncan Hunter F
Kay Hutchison D
Bob Inglis, Sr. F
Daniel Inouye A
Jesse Jackson, Jr. A
William Jefferson A
Tim Johnson A
Steve Kagen A
Paul Kanjorski A
Ric Keller D
Edward Kennedy, Sr. A
Patrick Kennedy A
Dale Kildee A
Carolyn Kilpatrick A
Ron Klein A
Joseph Knollenberg D
Herb Kohl A
Dennis Kucinich A
John Kuhl, Jr. B
Jon Kyl F
Ray LaHood B
Nicholas Lampson A
Steve LaTourette B
Frank Lautenberg A
Jerry Lewis F
Ron Lewis F
Joe Lieberman A
Blanche Lincoln A
John Linder F
Dick Lugar B
Dan Lungren F
Connie Mack IV F
Tim Mahoney A
Don Manzullo F
Jim Marshall A
Melquiades Martinez F
Thaddeus McCotter B
James McCrery III F
John McHugh A
Michael McNulty A
Kendrick Meek, Sr. A
Charlie Melancon, Sr. A
Brad Miller A
Harry Mitchell A
Alan Mollohan A
Dennis Moore A
Patrick Murphy A
Jack Murtha A
Marilyn Musgrave F
Sue Myrick F
Ben Nelson A
Jim Oberstar A
Dave Obey A
John Olver A
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. A
Ron Paul F
Donald Payne A
John Peterson D
Charles Pickering, Jr. F
Todd Platts A
Earl Pomeroy A
Jon Porter, Sr. A
Deborah Pryce B
George Radanovich F
James Ramstad A
Ralph Regula C
Denny Rehberg D
Richard Renzi C
Silvestre Reyes A
Thomas Reynolds D
Laura Richardson A
Ciro Rodriguez A
Mike Ross A
Steve Rothman A
Ken Salazar A
William Sali F
Jim Saxton B
Jean Schmidt D
Joe Sestak, Jr. A
John Shadegg F
Christopher Shays A
Heath Shuler A
Ike Skelton A
Gordon Smith A
Olympia Snowe A
Vic Snyder A
Hilda Solis A
Mark Souder F
Zack Space A
Arlen Specter A
John Spratt, Jr. A
Pete Stark A
Cliff Stearns F
Ted Stevens C
Bart Stupak A
John Sullivan F
John Sununu D
Betty Sutton A
Tom Tancredo F
John Tanner A
Ellen Tauscher A
Gene Taylor B
Todd Tiahrt F
Ed Towns A
George Voinovich D
James Walsh B
Zach Wamp F
John Warner B
Diane Watson A
Mel Watt A
Jim Webb, Jr. A
Anthony Weiner A
David Weldon F
Gerald Weller D
Robert Wexler A
Charlie Wilson, Jr. A
Heather Wilson C
Lynn Woolsey A
David Wu A
Bill Young D

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.