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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2007 Positions on Social Justice and Peace

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 13
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 31
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 22
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 37
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 70
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 68
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 65
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 65
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 65
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 47
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 15
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 27
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 63
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 65
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 59
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 69
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 69
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 69
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 21
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 26
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 27
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 60
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 73
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 27
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 39
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 32
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 68
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 12
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 31
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 15
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 72
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 68
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 68
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 17
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 63
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 65
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 68
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 68
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 32
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 62
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 37
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 69
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 65
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 32
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 63
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 68
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 68
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 69
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 22
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 73
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 72
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 65
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 73
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 72
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 68
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 65
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 68
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 12
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 63
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 69
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 65
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 65
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 73
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 62
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 65
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 69
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 26
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 64
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 39
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 27
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 12
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 67
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 66
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 62
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 65
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 70
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 17
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 68
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 69
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 73
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 65
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 72
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 69
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 24
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 12
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 42
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 22
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 35
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 69
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 21
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 65
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 55
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 53
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 68
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 71
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 68
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 20
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 17
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 15
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 68
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 22
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 12
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 12
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 68
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 17
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20

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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