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Special Interest Groups

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

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop 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%
Robert Byrd 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 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%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 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%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Nicholas Lampson 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%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 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%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 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%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez 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%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Brian Baird 93%
Chris Bell 93%
Marion Berry 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Julia Carson 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 93%
Jonas Frost III 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
Thomas Holden 93%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Mike Ross 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 93%
Byron Dorgan 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
Rodney Alexander 87%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
Howard Berman 87%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
Artur Davis 87%
James Davis 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87%
Norm Dicks 87%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 87%
Bob Etheridge 87%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 87%
Darlene Hooley 87%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 87%
William Jefferson 87%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 87%
Denise Majette 87%
Jim Marshall 87%
Robert Matsui 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 87%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
Silvestre Reyes 87%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 87%
Gene Taylor 87%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 87%
Diane Watson 87%
Anthony Weiner 87%
Edward Case 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 86%
Evan Bayh 85%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 85%

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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