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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 16%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 52%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 47%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 52%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 74%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 52%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 7%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 49%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 45%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 61%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 3%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 12%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 97%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 73%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 55%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 63%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 69%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 27%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 15%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 91%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 99%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 72%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 54%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 56%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 55%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 60%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 48%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
Gary Ackerman 16%
Sandy Adams 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 82%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 13%
Steve Austria 61%
Kelly Ayotte 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 58%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 62%
John Barrow 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 9%
Mark Begich 6%
Dan Benishek 73%
Rick Berg 57%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 18%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 52%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Tim Bishop 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 37%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 63%
Barbara Boxer 3%
Bruce Braley 9%
Paul Broun 96%
Corrine Brown 10%
Scott Brown 39%
Ann Marie Buerkle 74%
Dan Burton 87%
Dave Camp 57%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 73%
Eric Cantor 55%
Lois Capps 11%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Jason Chaffetz 92%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
Ben Chandler III 22%
Hansen Clarke 13%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Dan Coats 78%
Howard Coble 63%
Thomas Coburn 89%
Kent Conrad 6%
Jerry Costello 20%
Chip Cravaack 54%
Ander Crenshaw 51%
Mark Critz 18%
Geoff Davis 56%
James DeMint 99%
Norm Dicks 12%
John Dingell 7%
Bob Dold 40%
David Dreier 52%
Donna Edwards 17%
Renee Ellmers 58%
Jo Ann Emerson 46%

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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