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Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 56%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 44%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
Rush Holt, Jr. 44%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 44%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 44%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 44%
Lee Terry 44%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 44%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 38%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 38%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 38%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michele Bachmann 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 33%
Kerry Bentivolio 33%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 33%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 33%
Paul Broun 33%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
John Campbell III 33%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
Howard Coble 33%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
Bill Enyart 33%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 33%
Doc Hastings 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 33%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 33%
Tom Latham 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 33%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
Mike Michaud 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 33%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 33%
Tom Petri 33%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 33%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 33%
Steve Stockman 33%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 33%
John Tierney 33%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 33%
Henry Waxman 33%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 33%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 25%
Timothy Johnson 25%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 25%
Mark Udall 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 22%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Ron Barber 22%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 22%
John Barrow 22%
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%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
Bruce Braley 22%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
Eric Cantor 22%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 22%
LA U.S. Senate Jr 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%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 22%
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%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly 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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