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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2005 Positions on Professional Advocacy

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75
Gary Ackerman 75
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 25
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Rodney Alexander 25
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 75
Rob Andrews 75
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25
Brian Baird 50
Richard Hugh Baker 25
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75
J. Gresham Barrett 33
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50
Roscoe Bartlett 50
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 100
Melissa Bean 25
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley 75
Howard Berman 75
Marion Berry 50
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
Judy Biggert 25
Jeff Bingaman 100
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 75
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25
Mary Bono Mack 25
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25
Dan Boren 25
Leonard Boswell 50
Rick Boucher 50
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75
Henry Brown, Jr. 25
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 25
Jim Bunning 0
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
Dan Burton 25
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75
Steve Buyer 50
Robert Byrd 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 33
Chris Cannon 25
Eric Cantor 25
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75
Dennis Cardoza 75
Russ Carnahan 75
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25
Mike Castle 0
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0
Ben Chandler III 50
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75
Hillary Clinton 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33
Norm Coleman 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25
Kent Conrad 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75
Jerry Costello 25
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 33
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75
Barbara Cubin 25
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75
Artur Davis 50
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
Geoff Davis 25
Lincoln Davis 25
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75
Thomas Davis III 25
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
Bill Delahunt 75
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75
James DeMint 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0
Norm Dicks 75
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75
Chris Dodd 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75
Elizabeth Dole 0
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 25
Byron Dorgan 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75
Thelma Drake 25
David Dreier 25
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
Chet Edwards 25
Vern Ehlers 25
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 66
Jo Ann Emerson 25
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75
Philip English 25
John Ensign 0
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75
Bob Etheridge 75
Terry Everett 25
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
Michael Ferguson 25
Bob Filner 75
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25
Barney Frank 75
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25
Elton Gallegly 25
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0
Wayne Gilchrest 25
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 25
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25
Charlie Gonzalez 50
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25
Bart Gordon 25
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75
Judd Gregg 0
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 66
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
Jane Harman 33
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0
Robert Hayes 25
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25
Wally Herger, Jr. 25
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50
Maurice Hinchey 75
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75
David Lee Hobson 50
Pete Hoekstra 25
Thomas Holden 50
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75
Darlene Hooley 75
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75
Kenny Hulshof 25

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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