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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2014 Positions (Jan. 9, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
Rodney Alexander 38%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 87%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 56%
Rob Andrews 20%
Kelly Ayotte 57%
Michele Bachmann 82%
Spencer Bachus 47%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
Ron Barber 12%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 42%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 67%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 76%
John Barrow 30%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
Max Baucus 13%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
Mark Begich 13%
Dan Benishek 47%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 68%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 26%
Tim Bishop 16%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 12%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 24%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 71%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 47%
Barbara Boxer 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
Bruce Braley 4%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 58%
Paul Broun 95%
Corrine Brown 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 42%
Dave Camp 57%
John Campbell III 59%
Eric Cantor 61%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 47%
Lois Capps 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
Jason Chaffetz 78%
Saxby Chambliss 57%
Jeffrey Chiesa 32%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
Dan Coats 70%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 81%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 57%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 41%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 51%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 62%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 86%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
Mo Cowan 5%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 38%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 55%
Ander Crenshaw 42%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 29%
John Dingell 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 59%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
Donna Edwards 12%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 16%
Renee Ellmers 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
Bill Enyart 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 63%
Sam Farr 4%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
Stephen Fincher 65%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 64%
Mike Fitzpatrick 32%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 78%
John Fleming, Jr. 79%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 81%
Randy Forbes 58%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 24%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 12%
Pete Gallego 20%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
Joe Garcia 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 67%
Scott Garrett 86%
Jim Gerlach 38%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 62%
Chris Gibson 23%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
Phil Gingrey 90%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
Alan Grayson 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 58%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 61%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
Michael Grimm 29%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 19%
Kay Hagan 6%

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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