Rating Group: Children's Defense Fund

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 20%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 13%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 20%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 20%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 20%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 20%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 20%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 40%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 20%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor-4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 20%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 20%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 10%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 90%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 90%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 25%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 20%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 20%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 80%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 20%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 20%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 80%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 90%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 30%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 50%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 90%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 70%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 13%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 80%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 20%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 20%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 10%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 30%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 13%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 20%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 20%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 20%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 100%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 90%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 30%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 70%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 90%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 88%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 20%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 20%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 20%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 38%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 20%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 20%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 88%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 10%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 10%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 20%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 25%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 30%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 20%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 20%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 90%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-10 Don Payne, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 80%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 20%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 14%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 88%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 88%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 80%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 20%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 90%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 71%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 20%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 20%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 20%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 20%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 90%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 13%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 20%
PA U.S. House-5 GT Thompson, Jr. R 20%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 20%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 10%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 10%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 20%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 0%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 13%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 13%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 20%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 30%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 70%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 10%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 13%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 10%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 30%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 30%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 20%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 20%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 10%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 20%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 70%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 20%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 13%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 13%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 10%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 30%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 20%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 70%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 20%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 25%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 80%
Steve Austria 20%
Kelly Ayotte 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 70%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 20%
John Barrow 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Dan Benishek 20%
Rick Berg 20%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 10%
Corrine Brown 100%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 20%
Dan Burton 10%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 10%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Eric Cantor 20%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 25%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 13%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Ander Crenshaw 20%
Mark Critz 80%
Geoff Davis 20%
James DeMint 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 90%
Bob Dold 30%
David Dreier 30%
Donna Edwards 100%
Renee Ellmers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
John Ensign 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Bob Filner 70%
Stephen Fincher 20%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
John Fleming, Jr. 10%
Randy Forbes 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Scott Garrett 10%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Chris Gibson 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Michael Grimm 40%
Frank Guinta 20%
Kay Hagan 100%
Ralph Hall 20%
Richard Hanna 30%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 20%
Joe Heck, Jr. 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Tim Huelskamp 0%
Robert Hurt 20%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 13%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 40%
Walter Jones, Sr. 40%
John Kerry 88%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jack Kingston 20%
Mark Kirk 0%
Larry Kissell 70%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 50%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 38%
Cynthia Lummis 20%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Jim McDermott 100%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 20%
John Mica 20%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 20%
Gary Miller 10%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 10%
Brad Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Tim Murphy 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 75%
Randy Neugebauer 30%
Rich Nugent 20%
Alan Nunnelee 20%
John Olver 80%
Bill Owens 80%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 20%
Tom Petri 20%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 30%
Mike Pompeo 10%
Tom Price 10%
Mark Pryor 100%
Ben Quayle 20%
Nick Rahall II 90%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Harry Reid 88%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Reid Ribble 20%
Laura Richardson 100%
Scott Rigell 10%
David Rivera 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 90%
Jon Runyan 20%
Loretta Sanchez 90%
Bobby Schilling 20%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Aaron Schock 20%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Heath Shuler 60%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 10%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Marlin Stutzman 0%
John Sullivan 20%
Betty Sutton 90%
Lee Terry 20%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 80%
Bob Turner 20%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 13%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 20%
Lynn Westmoreland 10%
Ed Whitfield 20%
Frank Wolf 40%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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