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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2001 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Thomas Allen 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 88%
Howard Berman 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Eva Clayton 88%
William Coyne 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Lane Evans 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Bob Filner 88%
Barney Frank 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
Karen McCarthy 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
John Olver 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
Donald Payne 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
Hilda Solis 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
Mel Watt 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
Bill Delahunt 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Robert Matsui 86%
Martin Meehan 86%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
Dave Obey 86%
Major Owens 86%
Diane Watson 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Rob Andrews 75%
Brian Baird 75%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
Peter Deutsch 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
Calvin Dooley 75%
Chet Edwards 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
Jane Harman 75%
Baron Hill 75%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 75%
Darlene Hooley 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
Carrie Meek 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
Jim Oberstar 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Steve Rothman 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
William Jefferson 71%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 71%
John Tanner 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 63%
James Barcia 63%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
Brad Carson 63%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
James Davis 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 63%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Jonas Frost III 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 63%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 63%
Thomas Holden 63%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Dale Kildee 63%
John LaFalce 63%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 63%
William Luther 63%
James Maloney 63%
Frank Mascara 63%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 63%
Michael McNulty 63%
Dennis Moore 63%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Ron Paul 63%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 63%
Timothy Roemer 63%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
Vic Snyder 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Bart Stupak 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 63%
Karen Thurman 63%
Ed Towns 63%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
James Leach 50%
Constance Morella 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Ted Strickland 50%
Robert Clement 43%
Tony Hall 43%
Stephen Horn 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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