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Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 22%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
Max Baucus 13%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 33%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 22%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 33%
Eric Cantor 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 22%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 22%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 22%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 22%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 44%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 22%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 22%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 22%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 22%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 22%

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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