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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 6%
George Allen 13%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 8%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 19%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 81%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 82%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 92%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
John Boehner 8%
Kit Bond 19%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 82%
John Breaux 75%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 19%
Dan Burton 9%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Dave Camp 17%
Ben Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 8%
Eric Cantor 8%
Lois Capps 92%
Jean Carnahan 93%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 25%
Lincoln Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 17%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 73%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 17%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 17%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 94%
John Cooksey 8%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 8%
Ander Crenshaw 17%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 83%
Jo Ann Davis 17%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 82%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 21%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 94%
David Dreier 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 8%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 19%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 8%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 94%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 38%
Ernest Fletcher 8%
Mark Foley 25%
Randy Forbes 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 13%
Jonas Frost III 92%
Elton Gallegly 17%
John Ganske 42%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 83%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 94%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 8%
Judd Gregg 13%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
Charles Hagel 25%
Ralph Hall 25%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 8%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 83%
Melissa Hart 17%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 8%
Robert Hayes 8%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 8%
Joel Hefley 18%
Jesse Helms 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 82%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 75%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Rush Holt, Jr. 92%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 18%
Kenny Hulshof 17%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 19%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 9%
Sue Kelly 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 8%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 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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