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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2014 Positions (113th Congress)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 23%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 35%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 56%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 68%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 82%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 58%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 52%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 51%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 12%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 2%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 56%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 19%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 55%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 11%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 2%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 31%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 81%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 84%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 82%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 43%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 2%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 2%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 52%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 56%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 71%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 51%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 6%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 58%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 66%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 42%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 59%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 58%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 16%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 7%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 77%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 22%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 14 Brenda Lawrence Democratic 8%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 2%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 56%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 81%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 27%

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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