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James 'Jim' E. Risch

James 'Jim' E. Risch's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: James 'Jim' E. Risch
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 95%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 90%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 21%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 99%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 36%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 82%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 81%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 87%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 38
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 75%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 80%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 71%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 85%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 10%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 85%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2001-2002 Idaho National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
1999-2000 Idaho National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
1998 Idaho National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 19%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 0%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 0%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 21%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 7%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 10%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 36%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 67%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 19%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 88%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 88%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 90%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 90%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 86%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 86%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 86%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 96%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 96%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 97%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 95%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 92%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 90%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 96%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 96%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 91%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 96%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 98%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 89%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 89%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 97%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 89%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 91%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 63%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 63%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 63%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 98%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 87%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 90%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 92%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 92%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 96%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 94%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 91%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 81%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%
1999 Idaho Christian Coalition - Positions 50%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 40%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 10%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 75%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 13%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 8%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 11%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 12%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 8%
2011 Environment America - Positions 36%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 9%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 14%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 14%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 17%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 67%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009 Environment America - Positions 25%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2001 Voters for Outdoor Idaho - Positions 89%
2000 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 77%
1999 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 57%
1997 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 75%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 96%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 0%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 62%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 98%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 22%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 22%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D-
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 7%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 7%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 0%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 13%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 50%
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D-
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 90%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%

Health and Health Care

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 13%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 0%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 14%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 93%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 40%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 84%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 75%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 0%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 84%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 9%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 6%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 10%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 6%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 17%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 17%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 0%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 0%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 3%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 1%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 1%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 8%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 4%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 11%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 9%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 10%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 73
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 73
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 8%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 8%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 14%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 9%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 86%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 0%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 1%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 92%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 42%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 96%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 1%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 13%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 21%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 63%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 63%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 15%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 22%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 73
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 8%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 94%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 75%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 15%
1999 Idaho Christian Coalition - Positions 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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