Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 54%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 23%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 31%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 8%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 77%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 85%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 8%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 15%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 92%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 18%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 15%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 15%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 15%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 92%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 92%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 85%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 8%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 8%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 8%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 15%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 46%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 15%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 8%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 85%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 92%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 92%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 92%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 15%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 92%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 23%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 92%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 15%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 8%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 15%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 15%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 15%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 15%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 92%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 77%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 31%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 15%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 23%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 8%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 8%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 77%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 15%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 23%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 77%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 8%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 8%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 8%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 31%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 8%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 31%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 15%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 8%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 23%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 85%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 85%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 38%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 92%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 23%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 15%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 92%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 77%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 23%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 23%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 15%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 23%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 38%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 8%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 8%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 46%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 31%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 8%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 8%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 69%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 23%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 15%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 23%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 92%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 8%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 92%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 92%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 23%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 31%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Jason Altmire 92%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 23%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 15%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 92%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
Bobby Bright 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 54%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 46%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Travis Childers 69%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 92%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 15%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 23%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
John Ensign 8%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 85%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 85%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 92%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 85%
Kay Hutchison 31%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
Tim Johnson 23%
Steve Kagen 85%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ted Kaufman 92%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Larry Kissell 85%
Ron Klein 92%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 85%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 69%
Dennis Kucinich 77%
Jon Kyl 8%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 23%
George LeMieux 67%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 8%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 15%
Betsy Markey 62%
Jim Marshall 69%
Eric Massa 77%
Thaddeus McCotter 23%
Michael McMahon 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 69%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 62%
Harry Mitchell 69%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 92%
Patrick Murphy 92%
Scott Murphy 57%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 69%
Glenn Nye III 69%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 69%
Todd Platts 31%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 23%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 8%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 77%
Ike Skelton 77%
Olympia Snowe 85%
Vic Snyder 62%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 92%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 92%
Gene Taylor 62%
Harry Teague 54%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 54%
Zach Wamp 15%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 4%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 92%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 92%
Bill Young 23%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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