Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2005 Positions on Professional Advocacy

Issues: Social
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 25
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 25
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 25
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 25
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 75
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 25
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 75
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 75
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 75
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 75
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 75
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 75
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 50
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 25
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 75
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 33
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 66
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 66
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 75
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 66
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 33
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 75
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 25
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 75
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 25
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 25
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 25
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 75
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 25
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 25
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 25
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 25
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 25
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 50
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 75
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 75
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 25
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 25
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 25
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 66
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 75
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 66
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50
IN Governor Mike Pence R 25
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 25
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 25
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 25
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 75
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 75
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 75
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 75
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 75
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 75
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 75
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 75
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 75
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 25
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 75
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 25
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 75
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 25
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 75
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 25
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50
NA President Barack Obama II D 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 75
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 25
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 25
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 25
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 25
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 75
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 75
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 75
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 66
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 75
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 75
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 75
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 75
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 75
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 75
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 75
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 75
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 25
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 75
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 25
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 25
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 75
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 25
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 25
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 25
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 25
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 33
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 25
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 25
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 25
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 75
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 25
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 25
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 75
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 25
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 25
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 25
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 25
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 25
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 75
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 25
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 25
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 25
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 75
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 75
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 75
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
Gary Ackerman 75
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 25
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 75
Rob Andrews 75
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
Brian Baird 50
Richard Hugh Baker 25
J. Gresham Barrett 33
Roscoe Bartlett 50
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 100
Melissa Bean 25
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley 75
Howard Berman 75
Marion Berry 50
Judy Biggert 25
Jeff Bingaman 100
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25
Mary Bono Mack 25
Dan Boren 25
Leonard Boswell 50
Rick Boucher 50
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75
Henry Brown, Jr. 25
Ginny Brown-Waite 25
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 50
Robert Byrd 100
Chris Cannon 25
Dennis Cardoza 75
Russ Carnahan 75
Mike Castle 0
Ben Chandler III 50
Hillary Clinton 100
Norm Coleman 100
Kent Conrad 100
Jerry Costello 25
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 33
Barbara Cubin 25
Artur Davis 50
Geoff Davis 25
Lincoln Davis 25
Thomas Davis III 25
Bill Delahunt 75
James DeMint 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Norm Dicks 75
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 0
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 25
Byron Dorgan 100
Thelma Drake 25
David Dreier 25
Chet Edwards 25
Vern Ehlers 25
Jo Ann Emerson 25
Philip English 25
John Ensign 0
Bob Etheridge 75
Terry Everett 25
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 100
Michael Ferguson 25
Bob Filner 75
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25
Barney Frank 75
Elton Gallegly 25
Wayne Gilchrest 25
Charlie Gonzalez 50
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Bart Gordon 25
Judd Gregg 0
Jane Harman 33
Robert Hayes 25
Wally Herger, Jr. 25
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25
Maurice Hinchey 75
David Lee Hobson 50
Pete Hoekstra 25
Thomas Holden 50
Darlene Hooley 75
Kenny Hulshof 25
Duncan Hunter 25
Kay Hutchison 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
Daniel Inouye 100
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75
William Jefferson 75
Tim Johnson 50
Paul Kanjorski 50
Ric Keller 25
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 75
Dale Kildee 75
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75
Joseph Knollenberg 25
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 75
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Jon Kyl 0
Ray LaHood 33
Tom Lantos 75
Steve LaTourette 50
Frank Lautenberg 100
Jerry Lewis 25
Ron Lewis 25
Joe Lieberman 100
Blanche Lincoln 100
John Linder 25
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Dick Lugar 0
Dan Lungren 25
Connie Mack IV 25
Don Manzullo 25
Jim Marshall 25
Melquiades Martinez 0
Thaddeus McCotter 25
James McCrery III 25
John McHugh 50
Michael McNulty 75
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
Brad Miller 75
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 50
Jack Murtha 75
Marilyn Musgrave 25
Sue Myrick 33
Ben Nelson 0
Jim Oberstar 75
Dave Obey 75
John Olver 75
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50
Ron Paul 25
Donald Payne 75
John Peterson 25
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy 50
Jon Porter, Sr. 25
Deborah Pryce 25
George Radanovich 66
James Ramstad 0
Ralph Regula 25
Denny Rehberg 25
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 66
Thomas Reynolds 25
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 50
Ken Salazar 100
Jim Saxton 25
Jean Schmidt 33
John Shadegg 25
Christopher Shays 25
Ike Skelton 25
Gordon Smith 0
Olympia Snowe 100
Vic Snyder 50
Hilda Solis 75
Mark Souder 50
Arlen Specter 0
John Spratt, Jr. 75
Pete Stark 75
Cliff Stearns 25
Ted Stevens 0
Ted Strickland 50
Bart Stupak 75
John Sullivan 25
John Sununu 0
Tom Tancredo 25
John Tanner 50
Ellen Tauscher 75
Gene Taylor 25
Todd Tiahrt 25
Ed Towns 75
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 25
Zach Wamp 25
John Warner 0
Diane Watson 75
Mel Watt 75
Anthony Weiner 75
David Weldon 25
Gerald Weller 25
Robert Wexler 75
Heather Wilson 50
Lynn Woolsey 75
David Wu 75
Albert Wynn 50
Bill Young 33

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