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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
Jeff Bingaman 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
Robert Byrd 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Norm Coleman 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
Kent Conrad 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
Chris Dodd 100
Byron Dorgan 100
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
Russ Feingold 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
Daniel Inouye 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100
Herb Kohl 100
Frank Lautenberg 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
Joe Lieberman 100
Blanche Lincoln 100
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100
Ken Salazar 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
Olympia Snowe 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75
Gary Ackerman 75
Thomas Allen 75
Rob Andrews 75
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75
Shelley Berkley 75
Howard Berman 75
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 75
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75
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
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75
Bill Delahunt 75
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75
Norm Dicks 75
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75
Bob Etheridge 75
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75
Bob Filner 75
Barney Frank 75
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75
Maurice Hinchey 75
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75
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
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 75
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75
William Jefferson 75
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75
Patrick Kennedy 75
Dale Kildee 75
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75
Dennis Kucinich 75
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75
Tom Lantos 75
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 75
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75
Michael McNulty 75
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75
Brad Miller 75
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 75
Jack Murtha 75
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75
Jim Oberstar 75
Dave Obey 75
John Olver 75
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 75
Donald Payne 75
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 75
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 75
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75
Hilda Solis 75
John Spratt, Jr. 75
Pete Stark 75
Bart Stupak 75
Ellen Tauscher 75
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75
Ed Towns 75
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75
Diane Watson 75
Mel Watt 75
Anthony Weiner 75
Robert Wexler 75
Lynn Woolsey 75
David Wu 75
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 66
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 66
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 66
George Radanovich 66
Silvestre Reyes 66
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 66
Brian Baird 50
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50
Roscoe Bartlett 50
Marion Berry 50
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50
Leonard Boswell 50
Rick Boucher 50
Steve Buyer 50
Ben Chandler III 50
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50
Artur Davis 50
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Charlie Gonzalez 50

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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