Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 37%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 22%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 12%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 11%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 11%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 77%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 11%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 11%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 14%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 11%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 11%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 22%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 88%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 11%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 11%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 11%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 22%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 11%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 11%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 11%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 11%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 77%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 11%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 22%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 77%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 11%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 88%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 66%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 11%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 11%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 11%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 11%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 87%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 88%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 83%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 11%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 22%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 11%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 11%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 11%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 11%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 66%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 11%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 11%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 11%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 83%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 44%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 11%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 22%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 11%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 11%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 22%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 22%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 22%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 88%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 44%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 11%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 66%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 16%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 16%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 11%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 11%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 11%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
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 11%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 14%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 11%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 66%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 22%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
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 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 11%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 44%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 88%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 11%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 22%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 88%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Dan Boren 55%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
Bobby Bright 22%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 28%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 66%
Eric Cantor 11%
Joseph Cao 44%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 77%
Mike Castle 44%
Ben Chandler III 88%
Travis Childers 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 88%
Kathy Dahlkemper 88%
Artur Davis 77%
Geoff Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 77%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Brad Ellsworth 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 77%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 88%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 11%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Larry Kissell 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 66%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 25%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 11%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 11%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Don Manzullo 11%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 16%
Eric Massa 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
John McHugh 37%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 77%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 55%
Harry Mitchell 77%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 87%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 0%
Glenn Nye III 77%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 83%
Todd Platts 33%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
George Radanovich 11%
Denny Rehberg 22%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 11%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 88%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 87%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 11%
Zack Space 88%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 12%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 33%
Harry Teague 75%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 16%
Zach Wamp 11%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 88%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 22%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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