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Following are political non-profit group ratings of the 113th and 114th Congresses.

Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q1
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports abortion rights or (2) Opposes abortion rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 33
Independents: 0
14-CC-q1a
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports public funding of abortions or (2) Opposes public funding of abortions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
14-CC-q1b
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports parental notification or (2) Opposes parental notification Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
14-CC-q1c
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports barring stem cell research or (2) Opposes barring stem cell research Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q20
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports stimulus spending or (2) Opposes stimulus spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0
14-CC-q20
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment or (2) Opposes a Balanced Budget Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q3
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports same-sex marriage or (2) Opposes same-sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0
14-CC-q3a
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports barring same sex marriage or (2) Opposes barring same sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0
14-CC-q3b
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports homosexual civil rights or (2) Opposes homosexual civil rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
14-CC-q3c
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports forcing military gay marriages or (2) Opposes forcing military gay marriages Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-UFCW-H
on May 2, 2012
(1) by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record or (2) by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record or (3) by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 184
Republicans: 232
Independents: 2
12-UFCW-S
on May 2, 2012
(1) by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record or (2) by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record or (3) by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 50
Republicans: 43
Independents: 2

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2014_NAPO
on Dec 31, 2014
(1) by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance or (2) by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues or (3) by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 232
Republicans: 258
Independents: 4

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_NORML
on Jan 1, 2014
(1) by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance or (2) by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform or (3) by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 200
Republicans: 134
Independents: 11

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q7
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports Common Core or (2) Opposes Common Core Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0
14-CC-q7
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports education vouchers or (2) Opposes education vouchers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q18
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports Keystone XL or (2) Opposes Keystone XL Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0
14-PVS-q8
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports regulating CO2 or (2) Opposes regulating CO2 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0
14-CC-q18
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports energy independence or (2) Opposes energy independence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-LCV-
on Aug 11, 2014
Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 9
Independents: 1
14-LCV+
on Aug 11, 2014
Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
12-HumaneH
on Jan 13, 2012
(1) by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record or (2) by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare or (3) by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 181
Republicans: 223
Independents: 2
12-HumaneS
on Jan 13, 2012
(1) by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record or (2) by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare or (3) by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 51
Republicans: 46
Independents: 2

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-AAI-H
on May 2, 2012
(1) by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record or (2) by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record or (3) by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 180
Republicans: 230
Independents: 2
12-AAI-S
on May 2, 2012
(1) by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record or (2) by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record or (3) by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 46
Independents: 1

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2012-USAE
on Dec 31, 2012
(1) by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions or (2) by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade or (3) by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 212
Republicans: 252
Independents: 4

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q10
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports restricting guns or (2) Opposes restricting guns Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 32
Independents: 0
14-CC-q10
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports restrictiing right to bear arms or (2) Opposes restrictiing right to bear arms Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q5
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports repealing Obamacare or (2) Opposes repealing Obamacare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 33
Independents: 0
14-CC-q5
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports repealing Obamacare or (2) Opposes repealing Obamacare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q17
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports targeting terrorists or (2) Opposes targeting terrorists Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0
13-VVets
on Nov 1, 2012
(1) Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending or (2) by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q12
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports deportation of illlegals or (2) Opposes deportation of illlegals Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 28
Independents: 0

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CEI-H
on May 2, 2012
(1) by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record or (2) by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor or (3) by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 181
Republicans: 231
Independents: 1
12-CEI-S
on May 2, 2012
(1) by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record or (2) by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor or (3) by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-DCCC
on Oct 9, 2014
(1) Targeted House race in national Red to Blue program or (2) Emerging House race in national Red to Blue program or (3) National Dems' "Front line incumbent retention" target (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
14-NRCC
on Oct 9, 2014
(1) Young Gun "On the Radar" in national GOP "Drive to245" or (2) Young Gun contender in national Republican "Drive to 245" or (3) Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245" (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 38
Independents: 0
14_AU
on Jan 1, 2013
(1) by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state or (2) by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 236
Republicans: 258
Independents: 4
14-CC-q4b
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports barring anti-religious art funding or (2) Opposes barring anti-religious art funding Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q6
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports personal retirement accounts or (2) Opposes personal retirement accounts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-PVS-q11
on Sep 30, 2014
(1) Supports tax increases or (2) Opposes tax increases Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 33
Independents: 0
14-CC-q11
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports increasing federal income taxes or (2) Opposes increasing federal income taxes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
14-CC-q4a
on Aug 15, 2014
(1) Supports barring IRS free speech rules or (2) Opposes barring IRS free speech rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0



                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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