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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2006 Positions on Professional Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 20
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 80
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 20
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 80
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 40
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 60
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 40
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 40
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 50
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 60
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 60
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 40
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 66
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 40
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 40
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 60
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 80
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 60
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 60
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 60
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 60
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 40
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 60
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 40
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 20
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 60
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 60
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60

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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