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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
Rob Andrews 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Tim Bishop 91%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
Russ Carnahan 91%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 91%
Hansen Clarke 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
John Dingell 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
Barney Frank 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
Kay Hagan 91%
Colleen Hanabusa 91%
Tom Harkin 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 91%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 91%
Daniel Inouye 91%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 91%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 91%
George Miller 91%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
Ed Pastor 91%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 91%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 91%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
Laura Richardson 91%
Steve Rothman 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
Allyson Schwartz 91%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 91%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 91%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 91%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
Pete Stark 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
John Tierney 91%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 91%
Ed Towns 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 91%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 91%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
Henry Waxman 90%
Bob Filner 87%
John Olver 87%
David Wu 87%
Max Baucus 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Mark Begich 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 83%
Howard Berman 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
Mark Critz 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
Norm Dicks 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
Mary Landrieu 83%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Brad Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 83%
Bill Owens 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 83%
Mark Pryor 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 83%

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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