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Maxine Waters' Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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.

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
6%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
4%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
3%
1999-2000
17%
2015
0%
2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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1997
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1996
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2019-2020
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2010
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2008
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2006
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2002
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2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
96%
1993-1996
100%
2016
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
6%
2011
60%
2009-2010
72%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
33%
2000
0%
1999
21%
1995-1996
7%
1993-1994
95%
2020
97%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
21%
2001-2002
21%
2001-2002
50%
1991-1992
89%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
75%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
91%
1999-2000
91%
1999-2000
88%
1998
71%
1997
57%
1996
75%
1995
78%
1994
78%
1993
59%
2020
59%
2020
40%
2017
40%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
88%
2014
88%
2014
56%
2012
56%
2012
40%
2011
40%
2011
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
93%
2005-2006
95%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
6%
2019-2020
32%
2017-2018
32%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
44%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
33%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
80%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
95%
2020
97%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
33%
2020
36%
2019
36%
2018
25%
2017
54%
2015-2016
33%
2015
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013
45%
2011-2012
25%
2011
73%
2009-2010
69%
2009
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007
56%
2005-2006
50%
2005
67%
2004
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
63%
1999-2000
33%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
50%
1995
67%
1993-1994
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2006
90%
2013
90%
2013
9%
2013
0%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2013
15%
2013
15%
2013
85%
2013
85%
2013
13%
2012
13%
2012
13%
2012
13%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
78%
2012
78%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
87%
2012
87%
2012
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2012
19%
2012
19%
2012
13%
2011
13%
2011
84%
2011
84%
2011
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2011
80%
2011
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2011
14%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
12%
2011
12%
2011
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2011
88%
2011
25%
2010
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2010
17%
2010
17%
2010
0%
2010
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2010
23%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
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2010
97%
2010
75%
2010
75%
2010
76%
2010
76%
2010
39%
2009
39%
2009
36%
2009
36%
2009
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2009
30%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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23.8%
2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
84.3%
2007
84.3%
2007
15.7%
2007
15.7%
2007
65%
2007
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2007
33%
2007
33%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
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2006
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2006
10%
2006
91.2%
2006
91.2%
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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8.8%
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1998
93%
1998
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1998
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1998
79%
1998
90%
1998
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1998
0%
1998
5%
1998
86%
1996
86%
1996
0%
1996
17%
1996
17%
1996
13%
1996
13%
1996
83%
1996
83%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
9%
2019-2020
8%
2019
9%
2019
6%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
9%
2015
0%
2015
11%
2014
10%
2014
25%
2014
20%
2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
33%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
25%
2009-2010
6%
2003
6%
2003
26%
2012-2013
8%
2017-2018
19%
2015-2016
13%
2015
16%
2013-2014
11%
2012
8%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
19%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
13%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
12%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
96%
2013-2014
96%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
68%
1997-1998
68%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
92%
1995-1996
92%
1995-1996
69%
2003-2004
52%
2020
28%
2019
54%
2019
55%
2018
28%
2018
27%
2017
36%
2017
58%
2016
24%
2016
23%
2015
32%
2015
22%
2014
36%
2014
31%
2013
22%
2013
17%
2012
21%
2012
7%
2011
25%
2010
22%
2010
36%
2009
47%
2008
21%
2008
42%
2007
31%
2006
32%
2005
12%
2004
17%
2003
22%
2002
23%
2001
26%
2000
12%
1999
21%
1998
20%
1997
19%
1996
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
41%
2016
41%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
90%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
8%
2017
8%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
78%
2019-2020
89%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
83%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
100%
2001
85%
2000
83%
1999
93%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
41%
2016
41%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
64%
2015
10%
2014
13%
2013
56%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
80%
2015-2016
80%
2015-2016
100%
2014
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
94%
2009-2010
94%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001
89%
1999-2000
89%
1999-2000
91%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996