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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
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 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Mark Critz 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
David Wu 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 96%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 96%
Howard Berman 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
Russ Carnahan 96%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
Norm Dicks 96%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
Barney Frank 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 96%
Henry Gonzalez 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
William Lipinski 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
Donald Payne 96%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 96%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 96%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
Max Baucus 94%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 94%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
Jim Webb, Jr. 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
Kathy Hochul 93%
Jason Altmire 92%
Leonard Boswell 92%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
Larry Kissell 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
Major Owens 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
Ed Towns 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
Mel Watt 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
Kent Conrad 88%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%

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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