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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Allen 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 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%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green 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%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski 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%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz 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%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Marion Berry 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
Hillary Clinton 93%
Kent Conrad 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Norm Dicks 93%
Byron Dorgan 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
Bob Etheridge 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
Russ Feingold 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
Jane Harman 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
Darlene Hooley 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 93%
Alan Mollohan 93%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
Vic Snyder 93%
Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Howard Berman 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
Dennis Moore 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
Pete Stark 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 87%
Herb Kohl 87%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
Rob Andrews 86%
Brian Baird 86%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
Ben Chandler III 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
Mike Ross 86%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%

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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