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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2009-2010 Regressive Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 56
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 22
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 59
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 15
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 19
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 48
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 52
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 9
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 7
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 7
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 11
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 4
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 11
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 11
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 59
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 56
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 44
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 4
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 15
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 37
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 77
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 7
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 15
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 44
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 4
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 81
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 73
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 44
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 22
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 11
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 11
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 15
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 52
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 68
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 48
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 11
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 56
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 52
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 63
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 15
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 7
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 15
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 11
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 4
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 26
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 48
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 9
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 22
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 52
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 63
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 52
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 82
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 23
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 81
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 73
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 11
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 11
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 67
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 44
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 56
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 18
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 15
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 11
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 7
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 4
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 11
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 9
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 11
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 70
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 15
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 41
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 7
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 48
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 52
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 5
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 48
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 7
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 18
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 44
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 19
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 9
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 19
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 68
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 63
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 77
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 55
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 74
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 56
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 4
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 82
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 59
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 59
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 52
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 41
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 4
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 59
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 63
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 52
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 14
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 63
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 11
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 18
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 15
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 59

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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