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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Employment Lawyers Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 66%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 66%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 66%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 66%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 33%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 66%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 66%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 33%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 66%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 33%

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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