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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2013 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 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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