Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2008 Positions

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

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