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Karen Bass

Karen Bass's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Primary June 3, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 11%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 21
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 9.7
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 13
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 3.3
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 19
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 20
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 25%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 7

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 17%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 28%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 55
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 17%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 22%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 21%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 33%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 88%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 11%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 87%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 20%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 93%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 7
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 87
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 24%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 15
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 100
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 94%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 95%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 0%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 90%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 90%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 95%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 83%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 90%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 89%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 88%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 75%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 96%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 10%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 95
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 96
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 98
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 92
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 98
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 17%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 17%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 17%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 6%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 10%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 42
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 8%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 11%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 10%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 13%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 10%
2010 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2009 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2008 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 6%
2007 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 0
2006 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 0
2005 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80%
2013 Environment America - Positions 66%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 79%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 86%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 89%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 89%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Clean Water Action California - Positions (Congressional) 100%
2011 Environment America - Positions 96%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 85
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 85%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 75%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009 Environment California - Positions 77%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 95
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 90%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 80%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 94
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 10%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 83%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 69%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 93%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 96%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 92%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 82%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 75%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 11%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 21
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 9.7
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 13
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 3.3
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 19
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 20
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 25%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 7

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 75%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Cancer Society California Division, Inc. - State Assembly Score 93%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2008 United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 98%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 96%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 94
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 89
2009 California School Employees Association - Positions 40%
2008 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 95%
2007 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 85
2006 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2005 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 94%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 93%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 93%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 88%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 91%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 17%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2008 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 96%
2007-2008 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Friends Committee on Legislation of California - Positions 95%
2007 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 88
2006 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 92
2005 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 95
2005 Jericho - Positions 100%

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