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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2007-2008 Positions on Veterans Advocacy

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 66%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 66%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 42%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 66%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 66%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 66%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 66%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 66%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 42%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 42%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 42%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 42%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 66%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 66%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 42%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 42%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 66%
Rodney Alexander 66%
Wayne Allard 42%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 91%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 66%
Spencer Bachus 66%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 66%
Brian Baird 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 66%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Joe Barton 17%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 91%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 66%

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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