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Special Interest Groups

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

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 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%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee 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%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
George Miller 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Nick Rahall II 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%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Russ Feingold 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Daniel Inouye 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Joe Lieberman 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Rick Boucher 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
James Davis 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Peter Deutsch 89%
Chet Edwards 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Thomas Holden 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
Alan Mollohan 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
Steve Rothman 89%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
Ted Strickland 89%
Mark Udall 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
David Wu 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Norm Dicks 88%
Darlene Hooley 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
William Jefferson 86%
Evan Bayh 85%
Robert Byrd 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
Daniel Graham 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Marion Berry 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
Leonard Boswell 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 78%
Bob Etheridge 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
Dennis Moore 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
Mike Ross 78%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%

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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