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Paul Ryan's Ratings and Endorsements

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
87%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
25%
2014
64%
2011
80%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
83%
2000
73%
1999
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
20%
2015
22%
2014
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
23%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
11%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
22%
2003
33%
2001-2002
50%
2011
0%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
22%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
50%
2000
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
22%
2003
22%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
20%
2015
22%
2014
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
23%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
19%
2013
19%
2013
7%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2013
5%
2013
38%
2013
38%
2013
59%
2013
59%
2013
81%
2013
81%
2013
72%
2012
72%
2012
38%
2012
38%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
29%
2012
29%
2012
62%
2012
62%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
0%
2012
32%
2011
32%
2011
68%
2011
68%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2011
83%
2011
83%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
11%
2010
11%
2010
0%
2010
80%
2010
80%
2010
89%
2010
89%
2010
0%
2010
19%
2010
19%
2010
90%
2009
90%
2009
7%
2009
19%
2009
19%
2009
68%
2009
68%
2009
26%
2009
26%
2009
81%
2009
81%
2009
79%
2009
79%
2009
20%
2009
20%
2009
89%
2008
89%
2008
16%
2008
16%
2008
87.5%
2008
87.5%
2008
9%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
13%
2008
13%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
8%
2008
69%
2007
69%
2007
83%
2007
83%
2007
0%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
17%
2007
17%
2007
79.7%
2007
79.7%
2007
29%
2007
29%
2007
20.3%
2007
20.3%
2007
21%
2006
21%
2006
32.8%
2006
32.8%
2006
77%
2006
77%
2006
67.2%
2006
67.2%
2006
34%
2006
34%
2006
57%
2006
57%
2006
66%
2006
66%
2006
42%
2006
42%
2006
38%
2005
38%
2005
62%
2005
62%
2005
38%
2005
38%
2005
26%
2005
26%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
50%
2005
50%
2005
45%
2004
45%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
77%
2004
77%
2004
20%
2004
20%
2004
74%
2004
74%
2004
26%
2004
26%
2004
69%
2003
69%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
38%
2003
38%
2003
21%
2003
21%
2003
75%
2003
75%
2003
60%
2003
60%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
41%
2002
41%
2002
34%
2002
34%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
25%
2002
25%
2002
66%
2002
66%
2002
56%
2002
56%
2002
71%
2002
71%
2002
32%
2002
32%
2002
0%
2001
41%
2001
41%
2001
56%
2001
56%
2001
81%
2001
81%
2001
74%
2001
74%
2001
22%
2001
22%
2001
0%
2000
62%
2000
62%
2000
76%
2000
76%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
18%
2000
18%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
23%
1999
23%
1999
69%
1999
69%
1999
62%
1999
62%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
29%
1999
29%
1999
36%
1999
36%
1999
33%
2003
75%
2017-2018
75%
2017-2018
75%
2017-2018
87%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
84%
2015
100%
2015
81%
2014
67%
2014
73%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100
2007
85%
2015-2016
84%
2015
72%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
62%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
82%
2009
100%
2009-2010
95%
2003
95%
2003
93%
2012-2013
96%
2015-2016
97%
2015
100%
2013-2014
97%
2012
100%
2011-2012
82%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
95%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
85%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
96%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
12%
2005-2006
12%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
17%
2003
17%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
25%
2003-2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
17%
2015-2016
14%
2013-2014
100%
2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
2011
30
2008
10
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
10%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
0%
2007
0%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
87%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
93%
2004
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
100%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
93%
2001-2002
93%
2000
22
2007-2008
22
2007-2008
27
2007
27
2007
25
2006
25
2006
17
2005
17
2005
52%
2016
64%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
83%
2010
83%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
90%
2008
90%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
83%
2006
83%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
88%
2003
88%
2003
87%
2002
87%
2002
91%
2009-2010
14%
2007
14%
2007