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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
John Tierney 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
Tim Bishop 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Jane Harman 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
George Miller 90%
Jack Murtha 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
Allyson Schwartz 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
Bart Stupak 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
Ed Towns 90%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Wu 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
Kent Conrad 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
Chris Dodd 88%
Byron Dorgan 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
Timothy Johnson 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 88%
Herb Kohl 88%
Martin Meehan 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
John Salazar 88%
Ken Salazar 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
Pete Stark 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
Evan Bayh 87%
Tom Harkin 87%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Jay Rockefeller IV 85%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Marion Berry 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
Ben Chandler III 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Barney Frank 80%
Thomas Holden 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
Brad Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Nick Rahall II 80%
Mike Ross 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Gene Taylor 80%

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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