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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2011 Congressional Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 57%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 57%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 57%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 14%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 17%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 57%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 67%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 57%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 71%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 14%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%

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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