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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 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%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Constance Morella 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Bart Stupak 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%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
James Davis 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Jonas Frost III 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
William Luther 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jack Murtha 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
David Wu 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Ernest Hollings 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
Joe Lieberman 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
Brian Baird 80%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
John Breaux 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Calvin Dooley 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
John Edwards 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Russ Feingold 80%
Daniel Graham 80%
Thomas Holden 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
James Maloney 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
Dave Obey 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 80%
Vic Snyder 80%

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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