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Rating Group: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

2018 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 24 John Katko Republican 47%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 8 Warren Davidson Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 29%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House - 14 Dave Joyce Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 13%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House - 1 Brian Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
PA U.S. House - 2 Brendan Boyle Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House - 3 Dwight Evans Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House - 8 Matt Cartwright Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 10 Scott Perry Republican 14%
PA U.S. House - 11 Lloyd Smucker Republican 13%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 13%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 20%
PA U.S. House - 17 Conor Lamb Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 14%
SC U.S. House - 5 Ralph Norman, Jr. Republican 7%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House - 7 Tom Rice Republican 15%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds Republican 0%
SD Governor Kristi Noem Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe Republican 13%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 13%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 13%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House - 8 David Kustoff Republican 8%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 14 Randy Weber, Sr. Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 15 Vicente Gonzalez Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 19 Jodey Arrington Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 23 Will Hurd Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 25 Roger Williams Republican 14%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 27 Michael Cloud Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 53%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House - 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 36 Brian Babin Republican 13%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee Republican 0%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
UT U.S. House - 2 Chris Stewart Republican 20%
UT U.S. House - 3 John Curtis Republican 13%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner Democratic 60%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 24 John Katko R 47%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House - 2 Brad Wenstrup R 13%
OH U.S. House - 3 Joyce Beatty D 79%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 13%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 13%
OH U.S. House - 6 Bill Johnson R 20%
OH U.S. House - 7 Bob Gibbs R 13%
OH U.S. House - 8 Warren Davidson R 13%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge D 93%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OH U.S. House - 14 Dave Joyce R 27%
OH U.S. House - 15 Steve Stivers R 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Jr James Lankford R 0%
OK U.S. House - 2 Markwayne Mullin R 13%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House - 1 Suzanne Bonamici D 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader D 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House - 1 Brian Fitzpatrick R 47%
PA U.S. House - 2 Brendan Boyle D 87%
PA U.S. House - 3 Dwight Evans D 93%
PA U.S. House - 8 Matt Cartwright D 100%
PA U.S. House - 10 Scott Perry R 14%
PA U.S. House - 11 Lloyd Smucker R 13%
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. R 13%
PA U.S. House - 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. R 20%
PA U.S. House - 17 Conor Lamb D 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House - 1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Scott R 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan R 14%
SC U.S. House - 5 Ralph Norman, Jr. R 7%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SC U.S. House - 7 Tom Rice R 15%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds R 0%
SD Governor Kristi Noem R 10%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 10%
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe R 13%
TN U.S. House - 3 Chuck Fleischmann R 13%
TN U.S. House - 4 Scott DesJarlais R 13%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 80%
TN U.S. House - 8 David Kustoff R 8%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 93%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz R 0%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 20%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 13%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 13%
TX U.S. House - 14 Randy Weber, Sr. R 13%
TX U.S. House - 15 Vicente Gonzalez D 73%
TX U.S. House - 17 Bill Flores R 13%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House - 19 Jodey Arrington R 13%
TX U.S. House - 20 Joaquin Castro D 100%
TX U.S. House - 22 Pete Olson R 14%
TX U.S. House - 23 Will Hurd R 20%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 13%
TX U.S. House - 25 Roger Williams R 14%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 13%
TX U.S. House - 27 Michael Cloud R 0%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 53%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 13%
TX U.S. House - 33 Marc Veasey D 87%
TX U.S. House - 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. D 73%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
TX U.S. House - 36 Brian Babin R 13%
UT U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Lee R 0%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 13%
UT U.S. House - 2 Chris Stewart R 20%
UT U.S. House - 3 John Curtis R 13%
VA U.S. Senate - Sr Mark Warner D 60%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine D 60%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 13%
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