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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 17%
Scott Brown 40%
Ann Marie Buerkle 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 17%
John Campbell III 67%
Francisco Canseco 17%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Hansen Clarke 50%
Howard Coble 60%
Thomas Coburn 60%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 50%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Mark Critz 33%
Geoff Davis 17%
James DeMint 60%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 17%
David Dreier 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
John Ensign 75%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Michael Grimm 0%
Kay Hagan 80%
Ralph Hall 17%
Colleen Hanabusa 50%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
Mike Johanns 60%
Tim Johnson 67%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Dale Kildee 33%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 17%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 60%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Mike McIntyre 17%
Buck McKeon 0%
Mike Michaud 67%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 80%
Brad Miller 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 40%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 100%
Bill Owens 33%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 67%
Tom Petri 50%
Todd Platts 17%
Mark Pryor 40%
Ben Quayle 20%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Denny Rehberg 17%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Laura Richardson 50%
David Rivera 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jon Runyan 0%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 17%
Allyson Schwartz 50%
Heath Shuler 50%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Steve Southerland 17%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
John Sullivan 17%
Betty Sutton 33%
Lee Terry 0%
John Tierney 67%
Ed Towns 83%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 100%
Joe Walsh 33%
Mel Watt 80%
Henry Waxman 83%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 17%
Frank Wolf 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 60%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 83%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 33%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%

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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