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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
Dale Kildee 94%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
Tom Lantos 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Steve Rothman 94%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 94%
Ellen Tauscher 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
Ed Towns 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Rob Andrews 93%
Brian Baird 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Brad Miller 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
Robert Wexler 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 92%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Chris Dodd 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Russ Carnahan 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Jane Harman 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
William Jefferson 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
James Leach 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 87%
Max Baucus 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 83%
Ken Salazar 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
James Davis 82%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Shelley Berkley 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 81%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 81%
Norm Dicks 81%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 81%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 81%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Ted Strickland 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
Vic Snyder 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 75%

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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