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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
Michael McNulty 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
Brad Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
Ken Salazar 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
Gordon Smith 80%
Vic Snyder 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
Mel Watt 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
William Jefferson 75%

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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