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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%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
Rodney Alexander 21%
Jason Altmire 90%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 7%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Steve Austria 0%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 25%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
Charlie Bass 7%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 79%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 79%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 90%
Judy Biggert 34%
Brian Bilbray 7%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 16%
Dan Boren 45%
Leonard Boswell 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 96%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Scott Brown 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 3%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 8%
Francisco Canseco 3%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 84%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 31%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 81%
Russ Carnahan 100%
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%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 16%
Ben Chandler III 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
Hansen Clarke 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%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 21%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 86%
Kent Conrad 84%
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%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 11%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 76%
Jerry Costello 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
Chip Cravaack 24%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Mark Critz 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
Geoff Davis 3%
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%
James DeMint 16%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
Robert Dold 31%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 4%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 3%
Jo Ann Emerson 48%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 92%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 79%
Bob Filner 100%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 31%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 3%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 3%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 38%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 10%

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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