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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2006 Retired Military Benefits Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 29%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 43%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 36%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 18%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 59%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 57%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 54%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 57%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 53%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 29%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 36%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 53%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 47%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 36%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
Neil Abercrombie 64%
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 12%
George Allen 29%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 29%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 12%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 21%
John Barrow 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 64%
Joe Barton 7%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 36%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 71%
Joe Biden, Jr. 24%
Judy Biggert 14%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Tim Bishop 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 14%
John Boehner 7%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Madeleine Bordallo 36%
Dan Boren 64%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 36%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 50%
Barbara Boxer 35%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Bob Brady 29%
Corrine Brown 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
Sam Brownback 18%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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 issues 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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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