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Next Report Cards update: March 2017

The data from the following information providers has been added or updated.
(*) indicates a new information provider.

6-Feb-2017

This is our first post-upgrade update. More to come soon. Thank you for your patience and your support!

ACLU (2015)
American Assocition of University Women (2016, 2015)
American Conservative Union (2015)
Americans for Democratic Action (2015)
League of Conservation Voters (2015)
US Chamber of Commerce (2015)

16-Nov-2015  (update notice to subscribers)

AFL-CIO (2014)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2014, 2013)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2014)
Family Research Council (2014)
* Secular Coalition for America (2014, 2013)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (2014, 2013)

7-Jul-2015

Alliance for Retired Americans (2014)
American Association of University Women (2014, 2013)
American Civil Liberties Union (2014)
American Conservative Union (2014)
Americans for Democratic Action (2014)
* Americans for Prosperity (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
Americans for the Arts (2014)
Christian Coalition (2014, 2013)
Competitive Enterprise Institute (Labor Issues) (2014)
FreedomWorks (2014)
League of Conservation Voter (2014)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2014)
National Education Association (2014)
National Hispanic Leadership (2014, 2013)
Peace PAC (2014, 2013)
Population Connection (2014, 2013)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Civil Liberty) (2013)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Economic Liberty) (2013)
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (2014)
The Center for Security Policy (2014, 2013)
The Club for Growth (2014)
The Human Rights Campaign (2014, 2013)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2014)

1-Mar-2015

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31-Oct-2014  (update notice to subscribers)

Alliance for Retired Americans (2013)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2013, 2012)
American Public Health Association (2013)
Americans for Democratic Action (2013)
Americans for the Arts (2014)
Arab American Institute (2014, 2013)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2012, 2011)
Bread for the World (2013)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2013)
Concerned Women for America LAC (2013)
Eagle Forum (2014)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2014)
Gunowners Of America (2013)
Hadassah (2014)
League of Conservation Voters (2014)
NAACP (2013)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2013)
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (2014)
National Education Association (2013)
National Federation of Independent Business (2014, 2013)
National Right to Life Committee (2014)
National Taxpayers Union (2013)
NumbersUSA Action (2014)
Peace PAC (2013)
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (2013)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee - AIPAC (2014)
The Humane Society of the United States (2014)
The John Birch Society (2014, 2013)
The National Association of Social Workers (2014)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (2014)
U.S. Campaign to end Israeli Occupation (2014, 2013)

28-Jul-2014  (update notice to subscribers)

AFL-CIO (2013)
American Civil Liberties Union (2013)
American Conservative Union (2013)
Bread for the World (2013)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2013, 2012)
Competitive Enterprise Institute - Labor Issues (2014)
Concerned Women for America LAC (2013)
Eagle Forum (2013)
Family Research Council (2013)
* FreedomWorks (2013, 2012, 2011)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2013)
Gunowners Of America (2013)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2013)
International Union, UAW (2012)
League of Conservation Voters (2013)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2013)
National Right to Life Committee
National Taxpayers Union (2012)
NumbersUSA Action (2013)
Population Connection (2013)
The Club for Growth (2013)
The John Birch Society (2013)
The National Association of Manufacturers (2014, 2013)
The National Association of Social Workers (2013)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2013)

22-Feb-2014

* Competitive Enterprise Institute - Labor Issues (2013)
* Concerned Women for America LAC (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
* Shriver Center on Poverty Law (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

20-Oct-2013  (update notice to subscribers)

AFL-CIO (2012)
Alliance for Retired Americans (2012)
American Association of University Women (2012)
American Civil Liberties Union (2012)
American Conservative Union (2012)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2011)
American Security Council (2012)
Americans for Democratic Action (2012)
Arab American Institute (2012)
Bread for the World (2012)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2011)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2012)
Eagle Forum (2012)
Family Research Council (2012)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2012)
Gunowners Of America (2012)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2012)
League of Conservation Voters (2012)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2012)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2012)
National Education Association (2012)
National Federation of Independent Business (2012)
National Right to Life Committee (2012)
NumbersUSA Action (2012, 2011)
Peace Action (2012)
Peace PAC (2012, 2011)
Population Connection (2012)
Service Employees International Union (2012)
The Center for Security Policy (2012, 2011)
The Club for Growth (2012)
The Human Rights Campaign (2012, 2011)
The Humane Society of the United States (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
The National Association of Manufacturers (2012)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2012)

30-Dec-2012

Added charts showing the currently popular politicians and advocacy groups.

19-Oct-2012

* Council on American-Islamic Relations (2012)
John Birch Society (2012, 2011 updated)

11-Oct-2012

Citizens Against Government Waste (2011)
* Institute for Policy Studies (2012, 2011)
U.S. Campaign to end Israeli Occupation (2012, 2011)

16-Sep-2012

American Security Council (2011)
Bread for the World (2011)

23-Aug-2012  (update notice to subscribers)

AFL-CIO (2011)
Alliance for Retired Americans (2011)
American Association of University Women (2011)
American Civil Liberties Union (2011)
American Conservative Union (2011)
Americans for Democratic Action (2011 based on preliminary data provided by the group)
Americans for the Arts (2011)
American Public Health Association (2011)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2011)
Arab American Institute (2011)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2010)
Christian Coalition (2010, 2011)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2010)
Citizens for Global Solution (2010, 2011)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2011)
Eagle Forum (2011)
Family Research Council (2011)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2011)
Gunowners of America (2011)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2011)
League of Conservation Voters (2011)
NAACP (2011)
NARAL Pro-choice America (2011)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2011)
National Education Association (2011)
National Federation of Independent Business (2011)
National Right to Life Committee (2011)
National Taxpayers Union (2011)
Peace Action (2011)
Population Connection (2011)
Service Employees International Union (2011)
Sierra Club (2011)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee - AIPAC (2011)
The Club for Growth (2011)
The International Association of Machinists (2011)
The John Birch Society (2011)
The National Association of Manufacturers (2011)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2011)

23-Nov-2011

U.S. Public Interest Reasearch Group (2010 - Senate only)

17-Nov-2011 (update notice to subscribers)

Alliance for Retired Americans (2010)
Arab American Institute (2009, 2010)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2009, 2010)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2010)
Family Research Council (2009, 2010)
National Taxpayers Union (2010)
Peace PAC (2009, 2010)
The John Birch Society (2010)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2010)

16-Jun-2011

American Association of University Women (2009, 2010)
American Civil Liberties Union (2010)
American Conservative Union (2010)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal  Employees (2010)
Americans for Democratic Action (2010)
Americans for the Arts (2010)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2007, 2008)
Childrens's Defense Fund Action Council (2009)
Eagle Forum (2010)
International Union, UAW (2010)
League of Conservation Voters (2010)
NAACP (2010)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2010)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2010)
National Education Association (2010)
National Federation of Independent Business (2009, 2010)
National Right to Life Committee (2010)
Numbers USA Action (2009, 2010)
Population Connection (2009)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2009)
Republicans for Environmental Protection (2010)
Service Employees International Union (2009, 2010)
The Center for Security Policy (2009, 2010)
The Club for Growth (2010)
The Human Rights Campaign (2009, 2010)
The International Association of Machinists (2010)
* The National Association of Manufacturers (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

26-Oct-2010 (update notice to subscribers):

AFL-CIO (2010)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2010, 2009 updated)
Hadassah (2010)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2010, 2009)
Peace Action (2010, 2009)
* The American Israel Public Affairs Committee - AIPAC (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2009)
The Club for Growth (2009)
The John Birch Society (2010, 2009 updated)
The National Association of Social Workers (2010)
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (2010)

15-Oct-2010

AFL-CIO (2009)
Alliance for Retired Americans  (2009)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal  Employees (2009)
American Medical Student Association (2010)
American Security Council  (2009)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State  (2010)
Bread for the World  (2010)
Christian Coalition (2009, 2010)
Citizens Against Government Waste  (2009)
Gunowners of America  (2010)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers  (2010)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce  (2009)

3-jun-2010 (update notice to subscribers)

American Association of University Women (2009)
American Civil Liberties Union (2009)
American Conservative Union (2009)
Americans for Democratic Action (2009)
Americans for the Arts (2009)
The Breast Cancer Coalition (2009)
Business and Professional Women/USA (2009)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2008)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2009, 2008)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2009)
Eagle Forum (2009)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2009)
Gunowners Of America (2009)
Hadassah (2009)
The International Association of Machinists (2009, 2007)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2009)
International Union, UAW (2009)
The John Birch Society (2009)
League of Conservation Voters (2009)
NAACP (2009)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2009)
The National Association of Social Workers (2009)
National Education Association (2009)
National Farmers Union 2009
National Federation of Independent Business (2009)
National Right to Life Committee (2009, 2008)
Population Connection (2009)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Civil Liberty) (2008)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Economic Liberty) (2008)
Republicans for Environmental Protection (2009)
Service Employees International Union (2009)
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (2009)

28-nov-2009

Alliance for Retired Americans (2008)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2008)
American Security Council (2008, 2007)
International Union, UAW (2008)
* National Farmers Union (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)
The Club for Growth (2008)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2008)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2008)

6-may-2009

American Conservative Union (2008)
Americans for Democratic Action (2008)
Christian Coalition (2008, 2007)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2008)
Eagle Forum (2008)
Family Research Council (2008)
Gunowners of America (2008, 2007)
Information Technology Council (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)
NAACP (2008)
Pro-Choice America (2008)
PeacePAC (2008, 2007)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Civil Liberty Index) (2007, 2006)
Republican Liberty Caucus (Economic Liberty Index) (2007, 2006)
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2008, 2006)
The Center for Security Policy (2008, 2007)
The Human Rights Campaign (2008, 2007)
The John Birch Society (2008, 2007)

24-oct-2008 (update notice to subscribers)

Consumers Untion (2008)
NAACP (2008)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2007)

14-oct-2008

AFL-CIO (2008)
American Association of University Women (2008)
American Civil Liberties Union (2008)
American Medical Students Association (2008)
Americans for Tax Reform (2007)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2008)
Arab American Institute (2008, 2007)
BIPAC (2008)
Bread for the World (2008)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2007)
Citizens for Global Solutions (updated 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (2006, 2005)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2008)
Hadassah (2006)
League of Conservation Voters (2008)
League of Private Property Voters (2007)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2008)
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (2008)
National Education Association (2008)
National Federation of Independent Business (2008)
National Right to Life Committee (2008)
Numbers USA Action (2008)
Peace Action (2008, 2007)
Population Connection (2008)
Service Employees International Union (2008)
Sierra Club (2008)
The National Association of Social Workers (2008)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (2008)
The Nation Rifle Organization (2008)
U.S. Border Control (2008)
U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation (2008)
Working Assest Long Distance (2008)

15-jun-2008 (update notice to subscribers)

American Association of University Women (2007)
The Club for Growth (2007)
Council For A Livable World - Peace PAC (2007)
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2007)
League of Conservation Voter (2007)
Republicans for Environmental Protection (2007)

01-jun-2008

AFL-CIO (2007)
American Civil Liberties Union (2007)
American Conservative Union (2007)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2007)
American Public Health Association (2007)
American Wilderness Coalition (2007)
Americans for the Arts (2007)
Americans for Democratic Action (2007)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2005)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2006)
BIPAC (2007)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2007)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2007)
Eagle Forum (2007)
Family Research Council (2007)
Friends Commitee on National Legislation (2007)
Gun Owners of America (2007)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2007)
International Union, UAW (2007)
NAACP (2007)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2007)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2007)
National Education Association (2007)
National Federation of Independent Business (2007)
National Hispanic Leadership (2007)
National Right to Life Committee (2007)
NumbersUSA Action (2007)
Peace Action (2006)
Population Connection (2007)
Service Employees International Union (2007)
The John Birch Society (2007)
The National Association of Social Workers (2007)
U.S. Border Control (2007)
U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation (2007)

11-sep-2007 (update notice to subscribers)

Alliance for Retired Americancs (2006)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2006)
American Wilderness Coalition (2005)
Americans for Tax Reform (2006, 2005)
Americans for the Arts (2006)
Arab American Institute (2006, 2005)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2006)
Citizens Against Government Waset (2006)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2006, 2005)
The Center for Security Policy (2006, 2005)
The International Association of Machinists (2006, 2005)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2006)

24-jun-2007

* The Club for Growth (2005, 2006)

26-may-2007 (update notice to subscribers)

* Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
* Republicans for Environmental Protection (2005, 2006)

09-may-2007

AFL-CIO (2006 updated)
American Civil Liberties Union (2006, 2005)
American Conservative Union (2006 updated)
American Public Health Association (2006, 2005)
Americans for Democratic Action (2006)
BIPAC (2006) Eagle Forum (2006)
Gun Owners of America (2006)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2006)
League of Conservation Voters (2006)
NAACP (2006)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2006)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2006 updated)
National Education Association (2006, 2005)
National Federation of Independent Business (2006)
National Hispanic Leadership (2006)
National Right to Life Committee (2006)
NumbersUSA Action (2006)
Peace PAC (2006, 2005)
Population Connection (2006 updated)
Service Employees International Union (2006)
Sierra Club (2006)
Taxpayers for Common Sense (2005)
The Human Rights Campaign (2006)
The Humane Society of the United States (2006 updated)
The National Association of Social Workers (2006)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (2005)
The Nation Rifle Organization (2005)
U.S. Border Control (2006)
U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation (2006)

06-nov-2006

Family Research Council (2006)

05-nov-2006

AFL-CIO (2006)
American Association of School Administrator (2006)
American Association of University Women (2006)
American Conservative Union (2006)
American Medical Student Association (2006)
American Wilderness Coalition (2006)
Bread for the World (2006)
Eagle Forum (2006)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2006)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2005)
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2006)
The Humane Society of the United States (2006)
The International Association of Machinists (2005)
Working Assets Long Distance (2006, 2005)

24-oct-2006

Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2006)
Arab American Institute (2005)
John Birch Society (2006)
League of Private Property Voters (2006, 2005)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2005)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (NETWORK) (2006, 2005)
National Right to Life Committee (2006)
PeaceMarjority.org (2006)
Public Citizen Congress Watch (2006, 2005)
The National Association of Social Workers (2004, 2003)

23-sep-2006

Citizens Against Government Waste (2005)
John Birch Society (2006, 2005)

17-sep-2006

AFL-CIO (2005)
Aliance for Retired Americans (2005)
American Association of University Women (2005)
American Civil Liberties Union (2005)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2005)
Business and Professional Women/USA (2005)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2005)
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (2004, 2003)
Peace Action (2005)
Population Connection (2006)
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (2005)

20-aug-2006

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21-apr-2006 (update notice to members)

American Security Council (2005)
American Wilderness Coalition (2005)
American Conservative Union (2005)
Americans for Democratic Action (2005)
Americans for Tax Reform (2005)
Americans for the Arts (2005)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2005)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2004, 2005)
Eagle Forum (2005)
Family Research Council (2005)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2005)
Gunowners Of America (2005)
Hadassah (2005)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2005)
International Union, UAW (2005)
League of Conservation Voters (2005)
NAACP (2005)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2005)
National Education Association (2005)
National Federation of Independent Business (2005)
National Hispanic Leadership (2005)
National Right to Life Committee (2005)
National Taxpayers Union (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
* NumbersUSA Action (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
PeaceMajority.org (2005)
Population Connection (2005)
Public Citizen Congress Watch (2005)
Service Employees International Union (2005)
Sierra Club (2005)
The International Association of Machinists (2004)
* The Prosperity Project - BIPAC (2003, 2004, 2005)
* U.S. Border Control (2003, 2004, 2005)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2005)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (2005)
* US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (2003, 2004, 2005)

04-jan-2006

Added vis.org site search that also searches the descriptions of legislation published by the advocacy groups included in the Report Cards.

03-dec-2005 (update notice to members)

AFL-CIO (2004)
American Security Council (2004, 2003)
Arab American Institute (2004,2003)
Bread for the World (2003)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2004, 2003)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2004)
Gunowners of America (2004, 2003)
Hadassah (2003)
Information Technology Industry Coucil (2004, 2003)
League of Conservation Voters (2004)
National Breast Cancer Coalition (2004)
NAACP (2004, 2003)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2004)
National Education Association - NEA (2004)
Peace Action (2004)
PeacePAC - Council for the Livable World (2004, 2003)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2004)
Taxpayers for Common Sense Action (2004)
The Human Rights Campaign (2004, 2003)
The Humane Society of the United States (2004)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group - PIRG (2004, 2003)

25-apr-2005 (update notice to members)

* Americans for the Arts (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001)
John Birch Society (2004 updated)
National Federation of Independent Business (2004, 2003)
* PeaceMajority.org (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001)
* The Center for Security Policy (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2004 updated)

30-mar-2005

American Civil Liberties Union (2004)
American Conservative Union (2004)
American Medical Student Association (2004 updated)
American Wilderness Coalition (2004  updated)
Americans for Democratic Action (2004)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2004 updated)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (2003 - House only)
Business & Professional Women USA (2004 updated)
Christian Coalition of America (2003, 2002)
Hadassah (2004 updated)
Humane Society of United States (2003)
International Union, UAW (2004)
National Hispanic Leadership (2004; House only)
National Right to Life Committee (2004 updated)
Radical Middle (2003, 2004)

26-oct-2004 (update notice to members)

This Report Cards update offers an additional insight into the Congress members' stance on issues. It is based not only on a large number of roll call votes but also on cosponsorship of more than 400 pieces of legislation. There are many interesting bills introduced in Congress that never get voted on because the leadership does not want the votes to take place. By registering as a legislation's official cosponsor, a member shows real interest in and support for the legislation. A large number of cosponsors also increases the chance that a legislation will be scheduled for a vote.

American Association of University Women (2004)
American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees (2004)
Americans for Tax Reform (2004)
American Medical Students Association (2003,2004)
American Public Health Association (2004)
* Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2001,2002,2003,2004)
* American Wilderness Coalition (2003,2004)
* Arab American Institute (2003,2004)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2004)
Business & Professional Women USA (2004)
Children's Defense Fund (2004)
Eagle Forum (2004)
Family Research Council (2004)
Friends Committe on National Legislation (2003,2004)
Gunowners of America (2004)
* Hadassah (2001,2002,2003,2004)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers & Shipbuilders (2004)
John Birch Society (2003 updated, 2004)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2004)
National Education Association (2004)
National Right to Life Committee (2004)
Population Connection (2004)
Public Citizen (2004)
* Radical Middle (2001,2002)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2003)
Service Employees International Union (2004)
Sierra Club (2004)
* The American Legion (2003,2004)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2004)
* Working Assets Long Distance (2004)

01-aug-2004

AFL-CIO (2003)
American Public Health Association (2003)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2003)
Citizens for Global Solutions (2003, 2002 corrected vote weights)
       [this group used to be Citizens for the U.N. Reform]
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (2003)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (2003)
International Union, UAW (2003)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2003)
       [this group used to be National Abortion Rights Action League]
Peace Action (2003)
Sierra Club (2003)
Taxpayers for Common Sense Action (2003)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2003)

09-apr-2004

ACLU (2003)
American Association of University Women (2003)
American Conservative Union (2003)
Americans for Democratic Action (2003)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2003)
Americans for Tax Reform (2003)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2003)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (2003 - House only)
Bread for The World (2003 - House only)
Business and Professional Women/USA (2003)
Campaign for U.N. Reform (2002)
Children's Defense Fund (2003)
Eagle Forum (2003)
Family Research Council (2003)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2003)
Gun Owners of America (2003 - House only)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2003)
John Birch Society (2003)
League of Conservation Voters (2003)
League of Private Property Voters (2003)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Network (2003)
National Education Association (2003)
National Right to Life Committee (2003)
Population Connection (2003)
Public Citizen (2003)
Service Employees International Union (2003)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2003)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (add'l 2002 votes, 2003)

10-sep-2003 (update notice to members)

National Federation of Independent Business (2002; 2001 vote descriptions)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2002)

14-aug-2003

AFL-CIO (2002)
American Security Council (2002)
Bread for The World (2002)
The Concord Coalition (2002)
Human Rights Campaign (2002)
The National Association of Social Workers (2002,2001)
Peace PAC (2002,2001,2000 - House votes only)
Peace Action (2002)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2002)

03-mar-2003 (update notice to members)

American Conservative Union (2002)
Americans for Democratic Action (2002)
* Americans for Tax Reform (2002,2001,2000)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2002)
Business and Professional Women/USA (2002)
Campaign for U.N. Reform (2002)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (additional 2002 votes)
Information Technology Industry Council (2002)
John Birch Society (additional 2002 votes)
National Education Association (2002)
NARAL (was National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League; 2002)
Population Connection (was Zero Population Growth; 2002 House votes only)
United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (2002)
USA for the International Criminal Court (2002)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (2002)

04-nov-2002

Democrats.com (2002)
* Eagle Forum (2002,2001,2000,1999,1998)
John Birch Society (additional 2002 votes)
League of Private Property Voters (2002)
National Right to Life Committee (2001)

26-oct-2002 (update notice to members)

ACLU (2002)
American Association of University Women (2002)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2002)
Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence (2002)
* Campaign for Corporate Reform (2002)
Family Research Council (2002)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2002, 2001 updated)
Gunowners of America (2002)
Human Rights Campaign (2001)
Humane Society of United States (2002, 2001)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (2002)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (2002)
John Birch Society (2002)
League of Conservation Voters (2002)
NAACP (2002, 2001)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2002)
* National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (2002, 2001, 2000, 1999)
National Hispanic Leadership (2001)
National Right to Life Committee (2002)
Public Citizen (2002)
Service Employees International Union (2002)
Sierra Club (2002)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2002)

07/28/02 (update notice to members)

AFL-CIO (2001)
Associated Builders and Contractors (2001)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - formerly Handgun Control, Inc. (2001)
* Business and Professional Women/USA (2001)
Children's Defense Fund (2001)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2001)
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (added one 1997 vote)
Information Technology Industry Council (2001)
NARAL (2001)
Service Employees International Union (2001)
Taxpayers for Common Sense Action (2001)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2001)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (2001)

07/22/02

My Report Card tool released

05/21/02

John Birch Society (2001)
League of Conservation Voters (2001)
* Peace Action (2001, 2000)
* The National Association of Social Workers (1999, 2000)

05/01/02

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (added one 2000 vote)
* Democrats.com (2001)
League of Private Property Voters (2001)
* National Breast Cancer Coalition (1999, 2001)
National Federation of Independent Business (2001)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2001)

03/24/02 (update notice to members)

American Association of University Women (2001)
American Civil Liberties Union (2001)
American Conservative Union (2001)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2001)
* American Public Health Association (1998,1999,2000,2001)
Americans for Democratic Action (2001)
Bread for the World (2001)
* Campaign for U.N. Reform (1999,2000,2001)
Christian Coalition of America (2001)
Citizens Against Government Waste (2000)
* Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (1997,1998,1999,2000)
Gun Owners of America (2001)
Family Research Council (2001)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2001)
International Association of Firefighters (1999,2000)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Network (2001)
National Education Association (2001)
Public Citizen Congress Watch (2001)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2001)
Sierra Club (2001)
* The Humane Society of the United States (1999)
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (2001)
Unite Auto Workers (2001)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (2000 - additional votes)
Zero Population Growth (2001)

09/16/01

AFL-CIO (2000) - revised scores for new votes, added vote descriptions
Associated Builders and Contractors (2000)
* Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - formerly Handgun Control, Inc. (1999)
Children's Defense Fund Action Council (2000)
National Abortion Rights Action League - NARAL (2000)
National Hispanic Leadership (2000)
Service Employees International Union (2000)
Taxpayers for Common Sense Action (2000)
The Concord Coalition (2000)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2000)

09/10/01

Added 2000 and 1999 vote descriptions from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

09/02/01

Added 2000 and 1999 vote descriptions from the American Conservative Union (ACU)

07/07/01

Added 1999 vote descriptions from
the National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

06/26/01

Added 2000 Senate vote descriptions from
the National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

06/24/01

Added vote descriptions from The John Birch Society

06/10/01

Added vote descriptions from Zero Population Growth

04/01/01

Americans for Democratic Action (2000)
ACLU (2000)
AFL-CIO (2000)
American Association of University Women (2000)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2000)
Family Research Council (1999, 2000)
Information Technology Council (2000)
International Union, UAW (2000)
* John Birch Society (1999, 2000)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (2000)
National Education Association (2000)
National Right to Life Committee (1999, 2000)
Republican Liberty Caucus (2000)
Sierra Club (2000)
PeacePAC (2000)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (2000)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (2000)
* Zero Population Growth (1999, 2000)

02/04/01

Added 2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation vote descriptions

11/05/00

American Conservative Union (2000)
Friends Committee on National Legislation  (2000)
Gun Owners of America (2000)
Human Rights Campaign (2000)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (1999, 2000)
League of Conservation Voters (2000)
League of Private Property Voters (2000)
NAACP (1999, 2000)
National Federation of Independent Business (1999, 2000)
Public Citizen Congress Watch (1999, 2000)

09/02/00

* Consumers Union  (1998, 1997)

08/13/00

Taxpayers for Common Sense Action  (1999)

08/07/00

* Service Employees International Union  (1999)

07/17/00

* Children's Defense Fund Action Council (1999)
Citizens Against Government Waste (1999) 
The Concord Coalition (1999)
Council For the Livable World/PeacePAC (1999)
Liberty Lobby (1999)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (1999)
National Abortion Rights Action League - NARAL (1999)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group  - U.S. PIRG (1999)

04/27/00

Bread For The World (1999, 1998 - updated)
* American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (1999)

03/21/00

American Association of University Women (1999)
American Civil Liberties Union (1999)
Human Rights Campaign (1999 - corrected)
Information Technology Industry Council (1999)
* International Union, UAW (1999)
League of Conservation Voters (1999)
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (1999)
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (1999)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1999)

02/21/00

AFL-CIO (1999, 1998)
American Conservative Union (1999)
Americans for Democratic Action (1999)
* Associated Builders & Contractors (1999, 1998, 1997)
Bread for the World (1998)
Citizens Against Government Waste (1998)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (1999)
Gunowners of America (1999)
* Human Rights Campaign (1999, 1998)
League of Private Property Voters (1999)
National Education Association (1999)
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (1999)
Republican Libertarian Caucus (1999)
* Sierra Club (1999)
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (1998)

01/15/00

Added "Report Card Detail" feature.

12/07/99

Renamed VIS Ratings to Congressional Report Cards.

11/07/99

Added "Feedback" feature.

10/28/99

Restored the capability to include cosponsorship of legislation (in addition to votes on legislation) in the ratings. Recalculated the following ratings to reflect cosponsorships:

Gunowners of America (1998)
League of Private Property Voters (1998)
U.S. Public Research Interest Group (1997)

6/13/99

Released New or Updated VIS Ratings

         Council for a Livable World / PeacePAC (1998)
* Gunowners of America (1995, 1996, 1998)
* International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (1998)
         International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (1998)
* Information Technology Industry Council (1998)
         Liberty Lobby (1997)
         NAACP (1997, 1998)
         National Federation of Independent Business (1998)
         National Right to Life Committee (1997, 1998)
         National Abortion Rights Action League (1998)
         National Catholic Social Justice Lobby        (1997, 1998)
* National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (1997, 1998)
         The Concord Coalition (1997, 1998)
* United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (1997, 1998)
         U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1998)

1/31/99

Released New or Updated VIS Ratings

o  American Association of University Women (1997,1998)
o  Civil Liberties Union (1997,1998)
o  American Conservative Union (1998)
o  Americans for Democratic Action (1998)
o  AFL-CIO (1996,1997)
o * Citizens Against Government Waste (1997)
o  Christian Coalition (1997,1998)
o  Friends Committee on National Legislation (1998)
o  International Association of Fire Fighters (1997)
o  League of Conservation Voters (1998)
o  League of Private Property Voters (1998)
o  National Education Association (1997,1998)
o * National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (1994,1995,1996)
o  National Taxpayers Union (1997)
o  Public Citizen Congress Watch (1998)
o  Republican Liberty Caucus       Civil Liberty (1998)
o  Republican Liberty Caucus       Economic Liberty (1998)
o * Taxpayers for Common Sense Action (1997,1998)
o  U.S. Public Research Interest Group (1996,1997,1998)

NOTE: During our transition to a new database system,
             we lost the ability to include cosponsorships in
             VIS Ratings. This will be restored at a later date.

10/30/98

Upgrade of VIS Ratings: search by name, state, CD#.
        Graphical representation of the ratings.

05/18/98

VIS Ratings from

o  American Civil Liberties Union (1997)
o  Americans For Democratic Action (1997)
o  American Conservative Union (1997)
o  Christian Coalition (1997)
o  Friends Committee on National Legislation (1997)
o  League of Conservation Voters (1997)
o  League of Private Property Voters (1996, 1997)
o  National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action
          League (NARAL) (1997)
o  National Federation of Independent Business (1997)
o  National Right to Life Committee (1996)
o  Peace PAC/Council For A Livable World (1997)
o  Public Citizen (1997)
o  U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1997)

08/17/97

o Citizens Supporting Science (1995-6)
           (the group is new to VIS Ratings)

06/16/97

o  National Federation of Independent Business (1993-4)

06/06/97

VIS Ratings for

o  Bread for the World (1996)
o  U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1996)
o  National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action
          League (NARAL) (1996)
o  National Right to Life Committee (1995)
o  NRA (1996 House only)
o  Christian Coalition (the group's 1995 and 1996
          ratings were revised to reflect a few of additional
          votes)
o * National Federation of Independent Business (1995-6)

NOTE: Some of the vote descriptions in the 'Key To Votes'
             file are incomplete. They will be finished by 6/20.

03/01/97

VIS Ratings for

o * The American Association of School Administrators (1996, 1995)
o  American Civil Liberties Union (1996, 1995 updated)
o  The Concord Coalition (1996)
o  Council for the Livable World (PeacePAC) (1996)
o * The International Association of Fire Fighters (1996, 1995)
o  Liberty Lobby (1995)
o  The Libertarian Party (1996)
o  NAACP (1996, 1995)
o * Republican Liberty Caucus (1996, 1995)

(*) these groups are new to VIS Ratings

Our new WWW server (www.vis.org) has been up since January.

11/18/96

1996 VIS Ratings for

o  American Association of University Women
o  American Conservative Union
o  Americans for Democratic Action
o  Christian Coalition
o  Friends Committee on National Legislation
o  League of Conservation Voters
o  National Education Association
o  Public Citizen
o  U.S. Public Interest Group

1995 VIS Ratings for

o  American Association of University Women
o  Christian Coalition (updated)
o  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers  (*)

         (*) these groups are new to VIS Ratings.

11/03/96

         We have received data from several groups last week, but
         will not be able to put out a VIS Ratings update before the
         elections on Tuesday.  Here is a list of a few groups that have
         their 1996 ratings available at their Web sites.  Use the links
         on our Group Info Page to visit them:

                       o  American Association of University Women
                       o  ACLU
                       o  ACU
                       o  LCV
                       o  Public Citizen

07/21/96

         1995 VIS Ratings from The League of Private Property Voters(*),
         U.S. Public Interest Group (*), U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
         National Education Association, Bread For the World, Council
         for the Livable World (PeacePAC) - House only, The Concord
         Coalition, NARAL, AFL-CIO.

         1993 and 1994 VIS Ratings from the National Rifle Association(*).
         NRA did NOT seem to have lobbied Congress on any particular
         bill voted on in 1995.  They have been working towards the
         passage of the 'Assault Weapons Ban Repeal' in 1996.  See House
         vote #12 in the Single Vote Section.

         (*) these groups are new to VIS Ratings.

05/12/96

         1995 VIS Ratings from American Conservative Union, Council
         for the Livable World (PeacePAC) - Senate only.

         This update also includes revised 1992 Senate VIS Ratings
         from U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We found out recently that
         we had incorrectly identified one of the votes used to
         calculate the ratings.  As a result, some of the ratings
         were off.  Sorry for any inconvenience!!

03/08/96

         1995 Ratings from League of Conservation Voter, Public Citizen,
         Christian Coalition, ACLU.

02/19/96

         Update with the first batch of 1995 ratings (ADA, FCNL,
         Libertarian Party)

12/24/95

         Minor update. Finally got 1994 NTU data and their VIS Ratings
         are now included.

July 95

         1994 VIS Ratings for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Concord
         Coalition; 1993 and 1994 VIS Ratings for Public Citizen;
         "corrected" VIS Ratings for League of Conservation Voters
         now take into account cosponsorship of six pieces of legislation
         in addition to voting record of each member.