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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2011 Positions (House Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 60%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
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 60%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 40%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%

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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