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Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 17%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 67%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 33%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 17%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 17%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 17%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 17%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%

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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