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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2006 Positions on Professional Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 100
Joe Biden, Jr. 100
Jeff Bingaman 100
Barbara Boxer 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 100
Kent Conrad 100
Chris Dodd 100
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
Russ Feingold 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Tom Harkin 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100
Daniel Inouye 100
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
Timothy Johnson 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
John Kerry 100
Herb Kohl 100
Frank Lautenberg 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
Carl Levin 100
Joe Lieberman 100
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100
Barbara Mikulski 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
Barack Obama II 100
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
Mark Pryor 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
Harry Reid 100
Silvestre Reyes 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
John Salazar 100
Ken Salazar 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
Thomas Allen 80
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80
Judy Biggert 80
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80
Mary Bono Mack 80
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80
Eric Cantor 80
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 80
Russ Carnahan 80
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 80
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80
Bill Delahunt 80
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80
Norm Dicks 80
John Dingell 80
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80
Byron Dorgan 80
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80
David Dreier 80
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80
Barney Frank 80
Jim Gerlach 80
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 80
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80
Jane Harman 80
David Lee Hobson 80
Darlene Hooley 80
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 80
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80
Paul Kanjorski 80
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80
Patrick Kennedy 80
Dale Kildee 80
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80
Jack Kingston 80
Mark Kirk 80
Joseph Knollenberg 80
Dennis Kucinich 80
Mary Landrieu 80
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80
Blanche Lincoln 80
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80
Connie Mack IV 80
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 80
Brad Miller 80
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80
Jim Moran, Jr. 80
Jack Murtha 80
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80
Jim Oberstar 80
Dave Obey 80
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80
Ed Pastor 80
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 80
Earl Pomeroy 80
Deborah Pryce 80
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80
Loretta Sanchez 80
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80
Christopher Shays 80
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80
Vic Snyder 80
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
Gene Taylor 80
John Tierney 80
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80
Mark Udall 80
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 80
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80
Mel Watt 80
Albert Wynn 80
Steve Buyer 75
Mike Castle 75
Howard Coble 75
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
Wayne Gilchrest 75
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75
Arlen Specter 75
Bart Stupak 75
Diane Watson 75
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 66
Todd Tiahrt 66
Gary Ackerman 60
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
Todd Akin 60
Rodney Alexander 60
Rob Andrews 60
Brian Baird 60
J. Gresham Barrett 60
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60
Melissa Bean 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 60
Shelley Berkley 60
Howard Berman 60
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 60
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60
Tim Bishop 60
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60
John Boehner 60
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 60
Dan Boren 60
Leonard Boswell 60
Charles Boustany, Jr. 60
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60
Corrine Brown 60
Henry Brown, Jr. 60
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60
Dave Camp 60
Chris Cannon 60
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60
Lois Capps 60
Dennis Cardoza 60
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60
John Conyers, Jr. 60
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60
Jerry Costello 60
Robert Cramer 60
Ander Crenshaw 60
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60
Barbara Cubin 60
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60
Artur Davis 60
Geoff Davis 60
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
Thomas Davis III 60
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60
Thelma Drake 60
Vern Ehlers 60

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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