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Special Interest Groups

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

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
Sandy Adams 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 21%
Jason Altmire 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 7%
Max Baucus 79%
Mark Begich 89%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 90%
Judy Biggert 34%
Brian Bilbray 7%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
Tim Bishop 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 45%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Bruce Braley 96%
Paul Broun 4%
Scott Brown 21%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 3%
John Campbell III 8%
Francisco Canseco 3%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 81%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Howard Coble 4%
Thomas Coburn 21%
Kent Conrad 84%
Jerry Costello 93%
Chip Cravaack 24%
Mark Critz 100%
Geoff Davis 3%
James DeMint 16%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 100%
David Dreier 4%
Jo Ann Emerson 48%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Michael Grimm 45%
Kay Hagan 95%
Ralph Hall 4%
Colleen Hanabusa 97%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 3%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 93%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 21%
Timothy Johnson 84%
Tim Johnson 48%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 90%
Herb Kohl 82%
Dennis Kucinich 97%
Jon Kyl 16%
Mary Landrieu 84%
Jeff Landry 3%
Tom Latham 3%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 89%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 74%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 4%
Don Manzullo 4%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 34%
Mike McIntyre 62%
Buck McKeon 0%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 90%
Sue Myrick 4%
Ben Nelson 58%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 96%
Bill Owens 90%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 34%
Todd Platts 11%
Mark Pryor 72%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 97%
Denny Rehberg 24%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 28%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 3%
Mike Ross 64%
Steve Rothman 97%
Jon Runyan 34%
Bobby Schilling 25%
Jean Schmidt 28%
Aaron Schock 31%
Allyson Schwartz 92%
Heath Shuler 79%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 3%
John Sullivan 4%
Betty Sutton 100%
Lee Terry 14%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 79%
Joe Walsh 28%
Mel Watt 97%
Henry Waxman 96%
Jim Webb, Jr. 84%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 0%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 95%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
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 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 79%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%

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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