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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2014 Positions (Jan. 9, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rodney Alexander 38%
Rob Andrews 20%
Michele Bachmann 82%
Spencer Bachus 47%
Ron Barber 12%
John Barrow 30%
Max Baucus 13%
Mark Begich 13%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
Tim Bishop 16%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 45%
Bruce Braley 4%
Paul Broun 95%
Dave Camp 57%
John Campbell III 59%
Eric Cantor 61%
Saxby Chambliss 57%
Jeffrey Chiesa 32%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 81%
Mo Cowan 5%
John Dingell 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Bill Enyart 12%
Pete Gallego 20%
Joe Garcia 8%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Michael Grimm 29%
Kay Hagan 6%
Ralph Hall 73%
Colleen Hanabusa 21%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 58%
Rush Holt, Jr. 22%
Steven Horsford 14%
Mike Johanns 56%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Mary Landrieu 3%
Tom Latham 46%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 3%
Dan Maffei 16%
Jim Matheson 36%
Vance McAllister 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Mike McIntyre 36%
Buck McKeon 42%
Mike Michaud 17%
Gary Miller 53%
George Miller 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 21%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 10%
Alan Nunnelee 63%
Bill Owens 20%
Ed Pastor 12%
Tom Petri 65%
Mark Pryor 16%
Trey Radel 91%
Nick Rahall II 15%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Mike Rogers 60%
Jon Runyan 34%
Brad Schneider 19%
Aaron Schock 48%
Allyson Schwartz 22%
Carol Shea-Porter 17%
Steve Southerland 67%
Steve Stockman 90%
Lee Terry 69%
John Tierney 12%
Mark Udall 0%
Mel Watt 20%
Henry Waxman 17%
Frank Wolf 46%
Bill Young 59%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 24%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 21%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 14%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 16%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 16%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%

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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