Rating Group: American Library Association

2015 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 50%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Independent 100%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 David Valadao Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 50%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 50%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst Republican 50%
IA State House - 28 David Young Republican 100%
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 100%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 50%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 50%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema I 100%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar R 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 50%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera D 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 David Valadao R 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz D 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar D 50%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu D 50%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano D 50%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass D 50%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 50%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 50%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 50%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 0%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 50%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 50%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel D 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 50%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 50%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen R 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst R 50%
IA State House - 28 David Young R 100%
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 100%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 100%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 50%
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