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Barbara Lee's 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
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
5%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
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1999-2000
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2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2017
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
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1997-1998
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1997
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2020
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2019
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2018
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2002
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2001
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1999
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
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2016
0%
2019-2020
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2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
16%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
11%
2011
33%
2009-2010
76%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
0%
2000
9%
1999
60%
1997
96%
2020
97%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
78%
2012
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2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
85
2007-2008
85
2007-2008
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2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
88%
1998
95%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
82%
2019-2020
82%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
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2009
94%
2007-2008
90%
2007
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2005-2006
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2004
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2003
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2020
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2020
97%
2018
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2017
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
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2015
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2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
100%
2020
100%
2019
93%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
92%
2009
100%
2007-2008
83%
2007
100%
2005-2006
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2005
100%
2004
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2003
100%
2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
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2006
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2013
79%
2013
79%
2013
20%
2013
20%
2013
93%
2013
93%
2013
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2013
10%
2013
10%
2013
91%
2013
91%
2013
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2009
62%
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78%
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2009
22%
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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
84.3%
2007
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2007
15.7%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
11%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
89%
1998
89%
1998
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
11%
2021-2022
11%
2021-2022
8%
2020
9%
2019-2020
6%
2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
0%
2015-2016
10%
2015
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2015
25%
2014
11%
2014
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
0%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
20%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
6%
2003
6%
2003
14%
2012-2013
12%
2017-2018
21%
2015-2016
18%
2015
16%
2013-2014
11%
2012
8%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
19%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
20%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
23%
2015-2016
10%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
0%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
95%
2017-2018
95%
2017-2018
95%
2015-2016
95%
2015-2016
98%
2013-2014
98%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003-2004
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2003
100%
2003
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2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
75%
2003-2004
29%
2020
42%
2019
28%
2019
27%
2018
45%
2018
26%
2017
38%
2017
26%
2016
46%
2016
25%
2015
42%
2015
23%
2014
31%
2014
38%
2013
23%
2013
22%
2012
17%
2012
6%
2011
0%
2010
24%
2010
33%
2009
41%
2008
25%
2008
45%
2007
20%
2006
31%
2005
5%
2004
17%
2003
30%
2002
22%
2001
33%
2000
16%
1999
14%
1998
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
82%
2016
82%
2016
95%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
16%
2017
16%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
88%
2019-2020
96%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
88%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
100%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
92%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
96%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2004
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
82%
2016
82%
2016
100%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
71%
2015
50%
2014
63%
2013
67%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
98%
2015-2016
96%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
98%
2007-2008
96%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
94%
2001-2002
93%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999