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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1995-1996 Peace and Justice Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
John Moakley 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 93%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
George Brown, Jr. 93%
Bob Filner 93%
Elizabeth Furse 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
Harry Johnston 93%
Karen McCarthy 93%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
John Olver 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
Pat Schroeder 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
Gerry Studds 93%
Esteban Edward Torres 93%
Bruce Vento 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Albert Wynn 93%
Eva Clayton 92%
Louis Stokes 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Howard Berman 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 87%
Julian Dixon 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
Cleo Fields 87%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 87%
Joseph Kennedy II 87%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
John LaFalce 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Dave Obey 87%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
David Skaggs 87%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 86%
Pat Williams 82%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 80%
Thomas Campbell 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Victor Fazio 80%
William Jefferson 80%
William Luther 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
David Minge 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
Gary Ackerman 79%
Sam Gibbons 79%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 79%
Tom Lantos 79%
Carrie Meek 79%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 79%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 73%
John Bryant 73%
Sam Gejdenson 73%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 73%
Constance Morella 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
Bart Stupak 73%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 73%
Ray Thornton 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
Bob Wise, Jr. 69%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Rick Boucher 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
Norm Dicks 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
Calvin Dooley 67%
Tony Hall 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 67%
Dale Kildee 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Thomas Manton 67%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Robert Matsui 67%
Michael McNulty 67%
Timothy Roemer 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
Karen Thurman 67%
Harold Volkmer 62%
Rob Andrews 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Peter Deutsch 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
Jane Harman 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Patrick Kennedy 60%
Paul McHale 60%
Bill Orton 60%
Glenn Poshard 60%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 60%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
James Barcia 57%
Henry Gonzalez 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 54%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 53%
Ronald Coleman 53%
Patsy Ann Danner 53%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 53%
Bart Gordon 53%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 53%
William Lipinski 53%
Frank Mascara 53%
Alan Mollohan 53%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
Bill Richardson 53%
Charles Rose III 53%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
Christopher Shays 53%
Michael Ward 53%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Franks 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Robert Clement 47%
Gary Condit 47%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Jon David Fox 47%
Lee Hamilton 47%
James Leach 47%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 47%
Marge Roukema 47%
Richard Zimmer 47%
Jack Quinn 46%
Jonas Frost III 43%
Wayne Allard 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
James Greenwood 40%
W.G. Hefner 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ronald Klink 40%
Scott Klug 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 40%
Owen Pickett 40%
Ike Skelton 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
Brian Bilbray 38%

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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