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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 48%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 89%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 61%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 28%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 6%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 94%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 25%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 11%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 28%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 39%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 28%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 22%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 11%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 11%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 76%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 14%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 19%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 15%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 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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