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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2011 Congressional Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 71%
Sandy Adams 14%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 67%
Steve Austria 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 29%
Rick Berg 14%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 67%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Ann Marie Buerkle 14%
Dan Burton 17%
Francisco Canseco 14%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hansen Clarke 57%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 17%
Mark Critz 57%
Geoff Davis 14%
Norm Dicks 67%
Robert Dold 43%
David Dreier 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Bob Filner 80%
Barney Frank 57%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Frank Guinta 14%
Nan Hayworth 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 60%
Kathy Hochul 25%
Thomas Holden 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
Tim Johnson 33%
Dale Kildee 57%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jeff Landry 14%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
Brad Miller 57%
Sue Myrick 14%
John Olver 60%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 57%
Todd Platts 17%
Ben Quayle 20%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Laura Richardson 57%
David Rivera 14%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 67%
Bobby Schilling 14%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Heath Shuler 33%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 14%
John Sullivan 14%
Betty Sutton 57%
Ed Towns 57%
Bob Turner 0%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 67%
Allen West 0%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
Bill Young 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 57%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 71%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 33%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 57%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 57%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 57%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 57%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%

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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