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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Allen 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Corrine Brown 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Marion Berry 93%
Joe Biden, Jr. 93%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
Lois Capps 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
Hillary Clinton 93%
Kent Conrad 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Norm Dicks 93%
Byron Dorgan 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Sam Farr 93%
Russ Feingold 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
Jane Harman 93%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 93%
Mike Honda 93%
Darlene Hooley 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
Jim McDermott 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Barbara Mikulski 93%
Alan Mollohan 93%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
Barack Obama II 93%
Ed Pastor 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
Nick Rahall II 93%
Harry Reid 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
Loretta Sanchez 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
Vic Snyder 93%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Udall 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Howard Berman 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
George Miller 92%
Dennis Moore 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
Pete Stark 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 87%
Timothy Johnson 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
John Kerry 87%
Herb Kohl 87%
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Rob Andrews 86%
Brian Baird 86%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
Ben Chandler III 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
Mike Ross 86%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%

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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