Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2006 Positions on Professional Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
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
Eric Cantor 80
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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 40
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 60
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 60
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 60
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 80
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 80
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 80
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 60
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 60
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 60
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 60
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 60
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 60
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 60
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 60
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 80
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80
NA President Barack Obama II D 100
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 60
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 60
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 60
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 80
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 80
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 80
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 60
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 60
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 60
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 60
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 60
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 60
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 80
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 60
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 60
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 60
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 60
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 40
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 60
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 80
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 60
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 40
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 40
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 80
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 40
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 60
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 60
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 40
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 60
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 40
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 60
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 60
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 60
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 60
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 60
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 60
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 60
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 40
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 50
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 60
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 60
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 60
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 40
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 40
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 60
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 60
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 40
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 40
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 60
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 60
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 40
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 60
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 40
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 60
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 60
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60

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