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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 63%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 63%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 22%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
Joe Biden, Jr. 63%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 80%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
John Breaux 25%
Corrine Brown 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 63%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Lois Capps 70%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 20%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 80%
Howard Coble 10%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 71%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%

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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