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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2005 Positions on Professional Advocacy

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 25
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 75
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 75
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 75
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 66
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 66
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 75
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 25
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 25
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 50
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 25
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 25
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 33
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 25
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 25
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 75
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 25
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 75
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
Neil Abercrombie 75
Gary Ackerman 75
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 25
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 75
Rob Andrews 75
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
Spencer Bachus 25
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0
Brian Baird 50
Richard Hugh Baker 25

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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