Rating Group: The New American

2011 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Jason Altmire 35%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 94%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 83%
Thomas Andrews 11%
Steve Austria 70%
Kelly Ayotte 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Michele Bachmann 86%
Spencer Bachus 70%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 55%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 70%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 80%
Charlie Bass 58%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 10%
Max Baucus 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 11%
Mark Begich 20%
Dan Benishek 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 20%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 72%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
Tim Bishop 15%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 70%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 22%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 55%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 79%
Barbara Boxer 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 70%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
Bruce Braley 30%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 90%
Paul Broun 95%
Corrine Brown 11%
Hank Brown 35%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 79%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 75%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 84%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 65%
Dan Burton 85%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 70%
Dave Camp 79%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 75%
Eric Cantor 65%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 75%
Lois Capps 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 25%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 15%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 15%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 70%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 75%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 80%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 95%
Saxby Chambliss 65%
Ben Chandler III 20%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 15%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 25%
Hansen Clarke 25%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 5%
Dan Coats 65%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 45%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 75%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 21%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 70%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 15%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 26%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 25%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 65%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 16%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 65%
Chip Cravaack 75%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 70%
Ander Crenshaw 65%
Mark Critz 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 11%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 25%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 74%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 15%
Artur Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
James DeMint 80%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 75%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 85%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 6%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 68%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 6%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
Bob Dold 55%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 30%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 20%
David Dreier 60%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 75%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
Donna Edwards 15%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 20%
Renee Ellmers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 70%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 80%
Sam Farr 20%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
Bob Filner 11%
Stephen Fincher 85%
Mike Fitzpatrick 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 89%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 80%
John Fleming, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 75%
Randy Forbes 75%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 63%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 85%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 20%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 79%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 21%
Elton Gallegly 70%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 11%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 79%
Scott Garrett 85%
Jim Gerlach 70%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 75%
Chris Gibson 65%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 25%
Phil Gingrey 75%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 68%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 75%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 68%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 65%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 95%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 74%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 16%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 70%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 85%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 30%
Michael Grimm 58%
Frank Guinta 85%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 74%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 20%
Kay Hagan 30%
Janice Hahn 25%
Ralph Hall 85%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 15%
Richard Hanna 53%
Tom Harkin 25%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 70%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 95%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
Doc Hastings 72%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 70%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Joe Heck, Jr. 70%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 77%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 80%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 10%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 15%
Maurice Hinchey 19%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 19%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 16%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 9%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 50%
Thomas Holden 35%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Mike Honda 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Tim Huelskamp 89%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 85%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 85%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 80%
Robert Hurt 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 70%
Daniel Inouye 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 65%
Steve Israel 10%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 21%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 80%
Mike Johanns 50%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
Tim Johnson 95%
Timothy Johnson 15%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 83%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 21%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 20%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 70%
John Kerry 21%
Dale Kildee 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 80%
Jack Kingston 85%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 70%
Mark Kirk 50%
Larry Kissell 20%
John Kline 70%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 10%
Herb Kohl 20%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 60%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 95%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 80%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 60%
Mary Landrieu 20%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 90%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 80%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 60%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 70%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 90%
Carl Levin 5%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 68%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 28%
Joe Lieberman 11%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 16%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 74%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 70%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 70%
Dick Lugar 55%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 25%
Cynthia Lummis 85%
Dan Lungren 65%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 16%
Connie Mack IV 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 30%
Don Manzullo 89%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 75%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 67%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
Jim Matheson 40%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 61%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 70%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 15%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 65%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 95%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 16%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 55%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
Jim McDermott 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 25%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 90%
Mike McIntyre 65%
Buck McKeon 68%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 80%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 70%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 20%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 60%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 35%
John Mica 75%
Mike Michaud 20%
Barbara Mikulski 15%
Candice Miller 85%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 11%
Jeff Miller 84%
Brad Miller 10%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 11%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 95%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
Sue Myrick 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 31%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 26%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 11%
Ben Nelson 35%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
Randy Neugebauer 85%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 80%
Rich Nugent 85%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 75%
Alan Nunnelee 65%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 70%
John Olver 12%
Bill Owens 11%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5%
Ed Pastor 30%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 95%
Ron Paul 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 80%
Donald Payne 21%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 68%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 16%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 50%
Tom Petri 80%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 30%
Joe Pitts 80%
Todd Platts 70%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 11%
Mike Pompeo 79%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 60%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 85%
Mark Pryor 15%
Ben Quayle 79%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 15%
Nick Rahall II 35%
Charlie Rangel 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 75%
Denny Rehberg 80%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 47%
Harry Reid 25%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 65%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Reid Ribble 84%
Laura Richardson 30%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 5%
Scott Rigell 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 63%
David Rivera 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 56%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 26%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 70%
Mike Rogers 70%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 85%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 75%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 74%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 90%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 76%
Jon Runyan 65%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 21%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 70%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 20%
Loretta Sanchez 11%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 26%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 15%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 74%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Aaron Schock 68%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 90%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 74%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 15%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 68%
Heath Shuler 28%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 70%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 70%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 11%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 22%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 70%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Steve Southerland 90%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 10%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 90%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 65%
Marlin Stutzman 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 15%
Lee Terry 85%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 45%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 70%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 65%
John Tierney 25%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 85%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 75%
Ed Towns 26%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 70%
Bob Turner 67%
Mark Udall 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 26%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 35%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
David Vitter 70%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 85%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
Joe Walsh 89%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 15%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 21%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 32%
Mel Watt 15%
Henry Waxman 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 79%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 25%
Allen West 85%
Lynn Westmoreland 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 20%
Ed Whitfield 74%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 6%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 65%
Frank Wolf 70%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 65%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 80%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 22%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 80%
Bill Young 72%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 76%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 70%

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.

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