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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2009-2010 Positions on Veterans Advocacy

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic C
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican B
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic B
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic A
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican C
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic A
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic B
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic A
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic A
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic B
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican D
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic A
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic A
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic A
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic A
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican A
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic A
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic C
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic C
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic C
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic C
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic C
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic B
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic A
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic C
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic B
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic C
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic B
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic A+
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families A+
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic D
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic A+
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic B
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican D
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican D
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican D
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic C
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican C
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic C
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican C
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic C
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican D
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican F
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican D
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican D
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican D
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic A
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic C
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican C
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic A
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic B
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic B
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic B
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic A
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic C
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican C
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican B
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican D
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic A+
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic A
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican B
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican D
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican B
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic B
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic B
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic B
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican D
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican D
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic C
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic A
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican D
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican D
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican C
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican C
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican C
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic B
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican C
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic C
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican D
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican D
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican C
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican D
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican C
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican D
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican D
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican D
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican F
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic A+
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican D
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican D
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican F
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican D
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic C
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic B
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican D
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican D
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican D
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican D
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican D
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic B
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic C
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic C
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican D
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican D
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic B
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican D
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican D
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican D
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic B
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic C
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican D
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic A
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican D
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican D
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic C
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican D
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic B
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic B
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent B
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic D
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic B
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic B
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic B
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican D
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican D
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic C
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican B
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic A
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic B
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic C
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican D
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic A
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic C
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican D
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican D
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic B
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican C
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic B
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican F
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican D
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican F
Gary Ackerman B
John Adler B
Daniel Akaka, Sr. B
Todd Akin D
Rodney Alexander D
Jason Altmire A+
Rob Andrews C
Michael Arcuri A
Steve Austria C
Joe Baca, Sr. A
Brian Baird C
J. Gresham Barrett F
Roscoe Bartlett C
Max Baucus B
Evan Bayh C
Melissa Bean B
Bob Bennett D
Shelley Berkley C
Howard Berman B
Marion Berry B
Judy Biggert C
Brian Bilbray B
Jeff Bingaman B
John Boccieri A+
Kit Bond D
Jo Bonner, Jr. D
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren C
Leonard Boswell A
Rick Boucher A
Allen Boyd, Jr. B
Bobby Bright C
Henry Brown, Jr. D
Ginny Brown-Waite B
Jim Bunning D
Roland Burris B
Dan Burton D
Steve Buyer F
Eric Cantor D
Joseph Cao B
Dennis Cardoza B
Russ Carnahan A+
Christopher Carney A
Mike Castle C
Ben Chandler III A
Travis Childers B
Kent Conrad B
Jerry Costello A
Kathy Dahlkemper B
Artur Davis F
Geoff Davis C
Lincoln Davis D
Bill Delahunt B
James DeMint F
Lincoln Diaz-Balart C
Norm Dicks C
Chris Dodd B
Byron Dorgan C
David Dreier D

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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