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Special Interest Groups

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

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 7%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 21%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 14%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 27%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 13%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 21%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 13%

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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