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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
David Phelps 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
Rod Blagojevich 91%
David Edward Bonior 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
Richard Bryan 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
John Edwards 91%
Lane Evans 91%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
William Lipinski 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
John Moakley 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
Dave Obey 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
Bruce Vento 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
William Luther 90%
Karen Thurman 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 82%
James Barcia 82%
Max Baucus 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
John Breaux 82%
Kent Conrad 82%
William Coyne 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
Thomas Daschle 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
Julian Dixon 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
Bob Etheridge 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
Russ Feingold 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
Bob Filner 82%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Daniel Graham 82%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
Thomas Holden 82%
Darlene Hooley 82%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Bob Kerrey 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Ronald Klink 82%
Herb Kohl 82%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 82%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
James Maloney 82%
Martin Meehan 82%
Carrie Meek 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
David Minge 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
Major Owens 82%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
Ted Strickland 82%
Gene Taylor 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
Robert Torricelli 82%
Ed Towns 82%
James Traficant, Jr. 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 82%
Mel Watt 82%
Anthony Weiner 82%
Bob Weygand 82%
David Wu 82%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
Rob Andrews 80%
Brian Baird 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Julia Carson 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
Bart Gordon 80%
William Jefferson 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
Frank Mascara 80%
Michael McNulty 80%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
John Olver 80%
Tom Lantos 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Thomas Allen 73%
Evan Bayh 73%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 73%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 73%
Marion Berry 73%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
Robert Clement 73%
Gary Condit 73%
Robert Cramer 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
Patsy Ann Danner 73%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
Norm Dicks 73%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
Calvin Dooley 73%
Chet Edwards 73%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 73%
Michael Patrick Forbes 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Tony Hall 73%
Baron Hill 73%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 73%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
Robert Matsui 73%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%

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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