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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2011-2012 Positions: International Trade

State Office District Name Party Rating
Shelley Berkley 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
Hansen Clarke 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
Mark Critz 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
Kathy Hochul 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Larry Kissell 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Brad Miller 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
Heath Shuler 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Betty Sutton 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
Ed Towns 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 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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