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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 44%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 12%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
John Barrow 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 88%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 22%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 11%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Dan Boren 55%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 22%
Paul Broun 11%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 28%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 66%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 14%
Eric Cantor 11%
Joseph Cao 44%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 77%
Mike Castle 44%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 88%
Travis Childers 44%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 88%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Kathy Dahlkemper 88%
Artur Davis 77%
Geoff Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 77%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Brad Ellsworth 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 11%
Randy Forbes 11%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Phil Gingrey 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 77%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 11%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 88%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 11%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%

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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