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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
Steve Driehaus 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 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 Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 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%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel 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%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 100%
Ron Klein 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill 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%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
Scott Murphy 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray 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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
Tom Perriello 100%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Mark Schauer 100%

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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