WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2008 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.


results per page:
State Office Name Party Rating
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 78%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 22%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 11%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 89%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 63%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 56%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 44%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 44%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 56%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 44%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 67%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 67%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
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 - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 78%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 22%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 33%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Michele Bachmann 33%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
John Barrow 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Joe Barton 33%
State Office Name Party Rating
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 78%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 22%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 78%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 78%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 44%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 11%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 33%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 89%
OH U.S. House - 11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 63%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 56%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 67%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 83%
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 83%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 44%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 67%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 44%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 88%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 60%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 56%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 44%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 67%
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 56%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 44%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 13%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 33%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 67%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
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 - 2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 78%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 89%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 89%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 89%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 89%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 33%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
Michele Bachmann 33%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
John Barrow 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Joe Barton 33%
arrow_upward