Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2012 Positions

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.


Page 1 of 6
results per page:
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 7%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 60%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 53%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 60%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 13%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 47%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 67%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 53%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 47%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 53%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 7%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 13%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 73%
KY U.S. House - 4 Thomas Massie Republican 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 13%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 53%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 7%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 13%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 7%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 80%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 60%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 40%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 73%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 47%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 60%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 60%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 33%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 73%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 47%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 53%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 67%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 80%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 60%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 67%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 80%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 53%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 60%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 13%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 67%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 60%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 53%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 47%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 67%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 67%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 53%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 20%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 13%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 53%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 20%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 53%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 47%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 67%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 47%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 0%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 53%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 73%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 73%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 73%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 7%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 80%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 13%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 67%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 7%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 73%
KY U.S. House - 4 Thomas Massie R 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 13%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 13%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 73%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 73%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 80%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 73%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 67%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 53%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 13%
Page 1 of 6
arrow_upward