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Meet the Catholics in Congress (24447)

Here’s our snapshot of the spectrum of pro-life votes and views of Catholics on Capitol Hill, newly updated for the 112th Congress.

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CNS photo/Larry Downing, Reuters

FRESHMAN FACES. New House of Representatives members of the 112th Congress pose on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

– CNS photo/Larry Downing, Reuters

WASHINGTON — Catholics make up about 28% of the members of Congress, compared to 30% when the 111th Congress began. But both figures are higher than the percentage of Catholics in the U.S. population, 24%.

Following is a list of the members of the 112th Congress who refer to themselves as Catholics.

The percentage next to them is their pro-life rating since 1997, as compiled by National Right to Life. Information prior to 1997 was unavailable at press time. They are listed from the highest pro-life rating to the lowest.

*Denotes incoming congressman

**Denotes that they previously served, left Congress for a time, and won election and will be part of the 112th Congress that convenes in January. Their NRLC scores are for their previous tenures (including only votes cast in 1997 or later)

Senate

100%—Mike Johanns, R-Neb.

100%—Jim Risch, R-Idaho

100%—David Vitter, R-La.

  94%—Pat Toomey, R-Pa.**

  68%—Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska

  50%—Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa.

  31%—Mary Landrieu, D-La.

  23%—Susan Collins, R-Maine

  11%—Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

  4%—John Kerry, D-Mass.

  2%—Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

  2%—Tom Harkin, D-Iowa

  2%—Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

  2%—Patty Murray, D-Wash.

  2%—Jack Reed, D-R.I.

  1%—Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

  0%—Mark Begich, D-Alaska

  0%—Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

  0%—Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

  0%—Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

        Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.*

        Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.*

        John Hoeven, R-N.D.*

        Marco Rubio, R-Fla.*


House of Representatives

100%—Steve Austria, R-Ohio

100%—John Boehner, R-Ohio

100%—Kevin Brady, R-Texas

100%—David Camp, R-Mich.

100%—Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.

100%—Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.**

100%—Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.

100%—Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.

100%—Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.

100%—Peter King, R-N.Y.

100%—Steve King, R-Iowa

100%—Bob Latta, R-Ohio

100%—Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.

100%—Daniel Lungren, R-Calif.

100%—Michael McCaul, R-Texas

100%—Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich.

100%—Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.

100%—Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

100%—Tom Rooney, R- Fla.

100%—Edward Royce, R-Calif.

100%—Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

100%—Steve Scalise, R-La.

100%—Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio

100%—Christopher Smith, R-N.J.

100%—John Sullivan, R-Okla.

100%—Patrick Tiberi, R-Ohio

99%—Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

98%—Steve Chabot, R-Ohio**

98%—Walter Jones, R-N.C.

97%—Tim Murphy, R-Pa.

95%—Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.

91%—Jerry Costello, D-Ill.

88%—Tim Holden, D-Pa.

85%—Dale Kildee, D-Mich.

83%—Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill.

79%—Connie Mack IV, R-Fla.

77%—Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

77%—Michael Doyle, D-Pa.

67%—Leonard Lance, R-N.J.

62%—Brian Bilbray, R-Calif.

61%—James Langevin, D-R.I.

57%—Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio

53%—Tim Ryan, D-Ohio

47%—Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio

44%—Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.

43%—Henry Cuellar, D-Texas

38%—Jason Altmire, D-Pa.

34%—Michael Michaud, D-Maine

32%—Richard Neal, D-Mass.

28%—Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas

27%—Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

24%—Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.

21%—John Dingell, D-Mich.

18%—Peter Visclosky, D-Ind.

15%—Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif.

14%—Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas

13%—Jim Costa, D-Calif.

  8%—Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.

  7%—Joe Baca, D-Calif.

  7%—James Moran, D-Va.

  4%—Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.

  3%—Robert Brady, D-Pa.

  3%—Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

  2%—Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.

  2%—Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.

  1%—Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.

  1%—Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.

  1%—Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y.

  1%—Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

  1%—Ed Markey, D-Mass.

  1%—James McGovern, D-Mass.

  1%—Frank Pallone, D-N.J.

  1%—Ed Pastor, D-Ariz.

  1%—Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

  1%—Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.

  1%—Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

  1%—Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y.

  0%—Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.

  0%—Timothy Bishop, D-N.Y.

  0%—Michael Capuano, D-Mass.

  0%—Gerald Connolly, D-Va.

  0%—Joe Courtney, D-Conn.

  0%—Charlie Gonzalez, D-Texas

  0%—Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.

  0%—John Larson, D-Conn.

  0%—Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.

  0%—Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

  0%—Jerry McNerney, D-Calif.

  0%—George Miller, D-Calif.

  0%—Patrick Murphy, D-Pa.

  0%—Grace Napolitano, D-Calif.

  0%—Linda Sanchez, D-Calif.

  0%—Albio Sires, D-N.J.

  0%—Mike Thompson, D-Calif.

  0%—Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.

  0%—Peter Welch, D-Vt.

        Lou Barletta, R-Pa.*

        Dan Benishek, R-Mich.*

        Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y.*

        Francisco Canseco, R-Texas*

        John Carney, D-Del.*

        Hansen Clarke, D-Mich.*

        Chip Cravaack, R-Minn.*

        Sean Duffy, R-Wis.*

        Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn.*

        Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.*

        Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.*

        Frank Guinta, R-N.H.*

        Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. *

        Andy Harris, R-Md.*

        Joe Heck, R-Nev.*

        Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.*

        Bill Keating, D-Mass.*

        Mike Kelly, R-Pa.*

        Jeff Landry, R-La.*

        Tom Marino, R-Pa.*

        Pat Meehan, R-Pa.*

        Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.*

        Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.*

        Tom Reed, R-N.Y.*

        Jim Renacci, R-Ohio*

        David Rivera, R-Fla.*

        Todd Rokita, R-Ind.*

        Jon Runyan, R-N.J.*

        Bobby Schilling, R-Ill.*

        David Schweikert, R-Ariz.*

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