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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
Neil Abercrombie 75
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
Spencer Bachus 25
Brian Baird 50
Richard Hugh Baker 25
J. Gresham Barrett 33
John Barrow 50
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
Tim Bishop 75
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
Dave Camp 25
John Campbell III 33
Chris Cannon 25
Eric Cantor 25
Dennis Cardoza 75
Russ Carnahan 75
Mike Castle 0
Saxby Chambliss 0
Ben Chandler III 50
Hillary Clinton 100
Howard Coble 25
Thomas Coburn 0
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
John Dingell 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
Jim Gerlach 0
Wayne Gilchrest 25
Phil Gingrey 25
Charlie Gonzalez 50
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Bart Gordon 25
Judd Gregg 0
Charles Hagel 0
Ralph Hall 25
Tom Harkin 100
Jane Harman 33
Doc Hastings 50
Robert Hayes 25
Wally Herger, Jr. 25
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25
Maurice Hinchey 75
David Lee Hobson 50
Pete Hoekstra 25
Thomas Holden 50
Rush Holt, Jr. 75
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
Timothy Johnson 100
Paul Kanjorski 50
Ric Keller 25
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 75
Dale Kildee 75
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75
Jack Kingston 25
Joseph Knollenberg 25
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 75
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Jon Kyl 0
Ray LaHood 33
Mary Landrieu 0
Tom Lantos 75
Tom Latham 25
Steve LaTourette 50
Frank Lautenberg 100
Carl Levin 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
Jim Matheson 25
Carolyn McCarthy 66
Thaddeus McCotter 25
James McCrery III 25
John McHugh 50
Mike McIntyre 25
Buck McKeon 25
Michael McNulty 75
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
Mike Michaud 75
Gary Miller 33
George Miller 75
Brad Miller 75
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 50
Jim Moran, Jr. 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
Ed Pastor 75
Ron Paul 25
Donald Payne 75
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 25
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy 50
Jon Porter, Sr. 25
Deborah Pryce 25
Mark Pryor 100
George Radanovich 66
Nick Rahall II 50
James Ramstad 0
Ralph Regula 25
Denny Rehberg 25
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 66
Thomas Reynolds 25
Jay Rockefeller IV 100
Mike Rogers 25
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 50
John Salazar 25
Ken Salazar 100
Jim Saxton 25
Jean Schmidt 33
Allyson Schwartz 75

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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