Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2006 Positions on Professional Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 60
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 20
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 20
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 20
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20
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
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 60
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 60
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 40
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui 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-28 Adam Schiff D 60
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano 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-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. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff 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
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-13 David Scott D 60
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 40
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 60
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez 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
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch 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
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60
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. 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. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60
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-10 Patrick McHenry R 60
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60
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
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 60
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel 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 Other 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. 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. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 60
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-9 Bill Shuster R 60
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle 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. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80
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. 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-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. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60
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
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80
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
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
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 60
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 60
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 80
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 60
Neil Abercrombie 40
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
Spencer Bachus 50
Brian Baird 60
Richard Hugh Baker 50
J. Gresham Barrett 60
John Barrow 40
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
Tim Bishop 60
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
Dave Camp 60
John Campbell III 20
Chris Cannon 60
Eric Cantor 80
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 80
Mike Castle 75
Saxby Chambliss 20
Ben Chandler III 40
Hillary Clinton 100
Howard Coble 75
Thomas Coburn 20
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
John Dingell 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
Jim Gerlach 80
Wayne Gilchrest 75
Phil Gingrey 40
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60
Bart Gordon 40
Judd Gregg 60
Charles Hagel 50
Ralph Hall 60
Tom Harkin 100
Jane Harman 80
Doc Hastings 60
Robert Hayes 60
Wally Herger, Jr. 40
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40
Maurice Hinchey 60
David Lee Hobson 80
Pete Hoekstra 60
Thomas Holden 60
Rush Holt, Jr. 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
Timothy Johnson 100
Paul Kanjorski 80
Ric Keller 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 80
Dale Kildee 80
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80
Jack Kingston 80
Joseph Knollenberg 80
Herb Kohl 100
Dennis Kucinich 80
John Kuhl, Jr. 40
Jon Kyl 20
Ray LaHood 60
Mary Landrieu 80
Tom Lantos 60
Tom Latham 60
Steve LaTourette 60
Frank Lautenberg 100
Carl Levin 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
Jim Matheson 40
Carolyn McCarthy 60
Thaddeus McCotter 60
James McCrery III 60
John McHugh 40
Mike McIntyre 40
Buck McKeon 60
Michael McNulty 50
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Mike Michaud 60
Gary Miller 40
George Miller 60
Brad Miller 80
Alan Mollohan 60
Dennis Moore 60
Jim Moran, Jr. 80
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
Ed Pastor 80
Ron Paul 40
Donald Payne 50
John Peterson 60
Tom Petri 60
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 80
Jon Porter, Sr. 60
Deborah Pryce 80
Mark Pryor 100
George Radanovich 60
Nick Rahall II 40
James Ramstad 60
Ralph Regula 60
Denny Rehberg 60
Richard Renzi 60
Silvestre Reyes 100
Thomas Reynolds 40
Jay Rockefeller IV 100
Mike Rogers 60
Mike Ross 40
Steve Rothman 60
John Salazar 100
Ken Salazar 100
Jim Saxton 20
Jean Schmidt 60
Allyson Schwartz 60
John Shadegg 20
Christopher Shays 80
Ike Skelton 60
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 60
Vic Snyder 80
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
Lee Terry 40
Todd Tiahrt 66
John Tierney 80
Ed Towns 40
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80
Mark Udall 80
George Voinovich 60
James Walsh 40
Zach Wamp 60
John Warner 40
Diane Watson 75
Mel Watt 80
Henry Waxman 60
Anthony Weiner 60
David Weldon 40
Gerald Weller 60
Robert Wexler 60
Heather Wilson 60
Frank Wolf 60
Lynn Woolsey 60
David Wu 60
Albert Wynn 80
Bill Young 60

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