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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
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House - 8 Don Beyer, Jr. Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 13%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 13%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse Republican 27%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House - 7 Pramila Jayapal Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 10 Denny Heck Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
WI U.S. House - 6 Glenn Grothman Republican 13%
WI U.S. House - 8 Mike Gallagher Republican 13%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 40%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley Republican 27%
WV U.S. House - 2 Alex Mooney Republican 13%
WV Justice of the Supreme Court Evan Jenkins 9%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House - At-Large Liz Cheney Republican 13%
Lou Barletta 20%
Joe Barton 14%
Mike Bishop 14%
Diane Black 11%
Rod Blum 20%
Bob Brady 100%
Dave Brat 13%
Jim Bridenstine 0%
Mike Capuano 100%
Thad Cochran 0%
Chris Collins 13%
Barbara Comstock 21%
Robert Corker 0%
Ryan Costello 33%
Joe Crowley 100%
John Culberson 13%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Carlos Curbelo 33%
John Delaney 80%
Jeff Denham 21%
Charlie Dent 14%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 60%
Dan Donovan, Jr. 33%
Sean Duffy 20%
John Duncan, Jr. 27%
Elizabeth Esty 87%
Blake Farenthold 0%
John Faso 33%
Jeff Flake 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 33%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 27%
Bob Goodlatte 13%
Trey Gowdy III 8%
Tom Graves, Jr. 13%
Gene Green 87%
Luis Gutiérrez 100%
Colleen Hanabusa 80%
Karen Handel 13%
Gregg Harper 8%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Heidi Heitkamp 60%
Dean Heller 0%
Jeb Hensarling 13%
Randy Hultgren 21%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Johnny Isakson 0%
Darrell Issa 13%
Lynn Jenkins 14%
Sam Johnson 13%
Walter Jones, Jr. 55%
Ruben Kihuen 93%
Steve Knight 20%
Jon Kyl 0%
Raúl Labrador 17%
Leonard Lance 47%
Sandy Levin 100%
Jason Lewis 20%
John Lewis 100%
Frank LoBiondo 53%
Mia Love 21%
Tom MacArthur 33%
Tom Marino 20%
Claire McCaskill 60%
Mark Meadows 13%
Pat Meehan 29%
State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin D 87%
VA U.S. House - 8 Don Beyer, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith R 13%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 93%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House - 1 Suzan DelBene D 80%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 87%
WA U.S. House - 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 13%
WA U.S. House - 4 Dan Newhouse R 27%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 20%
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 80%
WA U.S. House - 7 Pramila Jayapal D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA U.S. House - 10 Denny Heck D 80%
WI U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Johnson R 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
WI U.S. House - 2 Mark Pocan D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 77%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 91%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
WI U.S. House - 6 Glenn Grothman R 13%
WI U.S. House - 8 Mike Gallagher R 13%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III D 40%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WV U.S. House - 1 David McKinley R 27%
WV U.S. House - 2 Alex Mooney R 13%
WV Justice of the Supreme Court Evan Jenkins 9%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 0%
WY U.S. House - At-Large Liz Cheney R 13%
Lou Barletta 20%
Joe Barton 14%
Mike Bishop 14%
Diane Black 11%
Rod Blum 20%
Bob Brady 100%
Dave Brat 13%
Jim Bridenstine 0%
Mike Capuano 100%
Thad Cochran 0%
Chris Collins 13%
Barbara Comstock 21%
Robert Corker 0%
Ryan Costello 33%
Joe Crowley 100%
John Culberson 13%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Carlos Curbelo 33%
John Delaney 80%
Jeff Denham 21%
Charlie Dent 14%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 60%
Dan Donovan, Jr. 33%
Sean Duffy 20%
John Duncan, Jr. 27%
Elizabeth Esty 87%
Blake Farenthold 0%
John Faso 33%
Jeff Flake 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 33%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 27%
Bob Goodlatte 13%
Trey Gowdy III 8%
Tom Graves, Jr. 13%
Gene Green 87%
Luis Gutiérrez 100%
Colleen Hanabusa 80%
Karen Handel 13%
Gregg Harper 8%
Orrin Hatch 0%
Heidi Heitkamp 60%
Dean Heller 0%
Jeb Hensarling 13%
Randy Hultgren 21%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Johnny Isakson 0%
Darrell Issa 13%
Lynn Jenkins 14%
Sam Johnson 13%
Walter Jones, Jr. 55%
Ruben Kihuen 93%
Steve Knight 20%
Jon Kyl 0%
Raúl Labrador 17%
Leonard Lance 47%
Sandy Levin 100%
Jason Lewis 20%
John Lewis 100%
Frank LoBiondo 53%
Mia Love 21%
Tom MacArthur 33%
Tom Marino 20%
Claire McCaskill 60%
Mark Meadows 13%
Pat Meehan 29%
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