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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Sandy Adams 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 17%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 83%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 0%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Scott Brown 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
Ann Marie Buerkle 17%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 67%
Francisco Canseco 17%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
Ben Chandler III 33%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 83%
Hansen Clarke 50%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 83%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 33%
Kent Conrad 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
Chip Cravaack 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Mark Critz 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
Geoff Davis 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60%
James DeMint 60%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
Robert Dold 17%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
David Dreier 0%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 17%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 83%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 67%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 17%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 0%
Frank Guinta 0%

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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