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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2013-2014 Positions (House)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 90%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Ron Barber 40%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 10%
John Barrow 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Dan Benishek 40%
Kerry Bentivolio 20%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
Bruce Braley 100%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
Paul Broun 50%
Corrine Brown 60%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 10%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 20%
Lois Capps 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
Jason Chaffetz 20%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 60%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
Howard Coble 20%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 10%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
John Dingell 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
Donna Edwards 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
Renee Ellmers 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Bill Enyart 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 0%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80%
Stephen Fincher 10%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 10%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
Randy Forbes 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
Trent Franks 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 60%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 70%
Pete Gallego 40%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
Joe Garcia 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 10%
Scott Garrett 20%
Jim Gerlach 10%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 10%
Chris Gibson 50%
Phil Gingrey 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Alan Grayson 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
Michael Grimm 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 100%
Ralph Hall 10%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 90%
Richard Hanna 30%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
Doc Hastings 20%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 100%
Joe Heck, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 10%
Rush Holt, Jr. 60%
Mike Honda 100%
Steven Horsford 30%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 10%
Tim Huelskamp 50%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
Robert Hurt 10%
Steve Israel 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
David Jolly 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 10%

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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