Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2006 Positions on Professional Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 60
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 60
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 40
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 60
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 60
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 60
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 60
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 60
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 60
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 60
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 60
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 40
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 60
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 40
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 60
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 40
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 80
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 50
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 60
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 60
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 60
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 60
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 60
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 40
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 40
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 40
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 40
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 40
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 60
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 80
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 60
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 60
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 80
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 60
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 80
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 60
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 80
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60
NA President Barack Obama II D 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 40
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 60
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 40
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 60
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 60
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 60
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 60
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 60
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 60
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 60
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 60
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 60
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 80
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 60
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 60
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 60
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 60
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 40
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 40
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 60
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 80
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 80
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 60
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 40
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 60
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 60
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 60
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 60
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 60
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 60
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 80
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 60
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80
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 80
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 60
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 60
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 80
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
Gary Ackerman 60
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 60
Rodney Alexander 60
Wayne Allard 20
Thomas Allen 80
Rob Andrews 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 50
Brian Baird 60
Richard Hugh Baker 50
J. Gresham Barrett 60
Roscoe Bartlett 40
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 100
Melissa Bean 60
Bob Bennett 40
Shelley Berkley 60
Howard Berman 60
Marion Berry 40
Judy Biggert 80
Brian Bilbray 50
Jeff Bingaman 100
Kit Bond 20
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40
Mary Bono Mack 80
Dan Boren 60
Leonard Boswell 60
Rick Boucher 40
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20
Henry Brown, Jr. 60
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
Jim Bunning 20
Dan Burton 40
Steve Buyer 75
Robert Byrd 40
Chris Cannon 60
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 80
Mike Castle 75
Ben Chandler III 40
Hillary Clinton 100
Norm Coleman 40
Kent Conrad 100
Jerry Costello 60
Larry Craig 40
Robert Cramer 60
Barbara Cubin 60
Artur Davis 60
Geoff Davis 60
Lincoln Davis 40
Thomas Davis III 60
Bill Delahunt 80
James DeMint 20
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80
Norm Dicks 80
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 20
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40
John Doolittle 40
Byron Dorgan 80
Thelma Drake 60
David Dreier 80
Chet Edwards 40
Vern Ehlers 60
Jo Ann Emerson 60
Philip English 60
John Ensign 20
Bob Etheridge 60
Terry Everett 40
Tom Feeney 60
Russ Feingold 100
Michael Ferguson 40
Bob Filner 60
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40
Barney Frank 80
Elton Gallegly 60
Wayne Gilchrest 75
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60
Bart Gordon 40
Judd Gregg 60
Jane Harman 80
Robert Hayes 60
Wally Herger, Jr. 40
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40
Maurice Hinchey 60
David Lee Hobson 80
Pete Hoekstra 60
Thomas Holden 60
Darlene Hooley 80
Kenny Hulshof 60
Duncan Hunter 60
Kay Hutchison 20
Bob Inglis, Sr. 60
Daniel Inouye 100
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80
William Jefferson 40
Tim Johnson 60
Paul Kanjorski 80
Ric Keller 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 80
Dale Kildee 80
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80
Joseph Knollenberg 80
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 80
John Kuhl, Jr. 40
Jon Kyl 20
Ray LaHood 60
Tom Lantos 60
Steve LaTourette 60
Frank Lautenberg 100
Jerry Lewis 60
Ron Lewis 60
Joe Lieberman 100
Blanche Lincoln 80
John Linder 50
Trent Lott, Sr. 20
Dick Lugar 40
Dan Lungren 60
Connie Mack IV 80
Don Manzullo 60
Jim Marshall 40
Melquiades Martinez 40
Thaddeus McCotter 60
James McCrery III 60
John McHugh 40
Michael McNulty 50
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Brad Miller 80
Alan Mollohan 60
Dennis Moore 60
Jack Murtha 80
Marilyn Musgrave 60
Sue Myrick 60
Ben Nelson 20
Jim Oberstar 80
Dave Obey 80
John Olver 60
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80
Ron Paul 40
Donald Payne 50
John Peterson 60
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 80
Jon Porter, Sr. 60
Deborah Pryce 80
George Radanovich 60
James Ramstad 60
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 60
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 100
Thomas Reynolds 40
Mike Ross 40
Steve Rothman 60
Ken Salazar 100
Jim Saxton 20
Jean Schmidt 60
John Shadegg 20
Christopher Shays 80
Ike Skelton 60
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 60
Vic Snyder 80
Hilda Solis 60
Mark Souder 60
Arlen Specter 75
John Spratt, Jr. 60
Pete Stark 50
Cliff Stearns 20
Ted Stevens 40
Ted Strickland 33
Bart Stupak 75
John Sullivan 60
John Sununu 40
Tom Tancredo 60
John Tanner 40
Ellen Tauscher 60
Gene Taylor 80
Todd Tiahrt 66
Ed Towns 40
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80
George Voinovich 60
James Walsh 40
Zach Wamp 60
John Warner 40
Diane Watson 75
Mel Watt 80
Anthony Weiner 60
David Weldon 40
Gerald Weller 60
Robert Wexler 60
Heather Wilson 60
Lynn Woolsey 60
David Wu 60
Albert Wynn 80
Bill Young 60

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