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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
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 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 44%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 42%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 42%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 42%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
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 33%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 42%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 58%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 42%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 33%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 60%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 42%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 55%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 25%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
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 33%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 17%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 40%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 45%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 45%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 18%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 42%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 64%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 42%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 42%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 60%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 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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