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Senate Report Card

STUDENT: United States Senate
SUBJECT: Support for the Arts
Comments: Advocates for the arts have a chance to vote smART on November 2, when one-third of the Senate will face voters. This election season provides the opportunity to send to Congress pro-arts lawmakers who realize the value of the arts in fueling creativity and innovation, educating our children, enriching lives, and strengthening communities. Americans for the Arts Action Fund has produced this Congressional Arts Report Card* as guide to help you make arts-informed decisions at the ballot box.


State/Party Name Grade ..... State/Party Name Grade
AK-D Mark Begich   MT-D Max Baucus grade
AK-R Lisa A. Murkowski   MT-D Jon Tester grade
AL-R Jeff Sessions   NC-R Richard Burr grade
AL-R Richard C. Shelby   NC-D Kay R. Hagan grade
AR-D Blanche Lincoln   ND-D Kent Conrad grade
AR-D Mark Pryor   ND-D Byron L. Dorgan grade
AZ-R Jon L. Kyl   NE-R Mike Johanns grade
AZ-R John McCain   NE-D Benjamin Nelson grade
CA-D Barbara Boxer   NH-R Judd Gregg grade
CA-D Dianne Feinstein   NH-D Jeanne Shaheen grade
CO-D Michael Bennet   NJ-D Frank Lautenberg grade
CO-D Mark Udall   NJ-D Robert Menendez grade
CT-D Christopher J. Dodd   NM-D Jeff Bingaman grade
CT-I Joseph I. Lieberman   NM-D Tom Udall grade
DE-D Thomas R. Carper   NV-R John Ensign grade
DE-D Edward E. Kaufman   NV-D Harry Reid grade
FL-R George LeMieux   NY-D Kirsten Gillibrand grade
FL-D Bill Nelson   NY-D Charles E. Schumer grade
GA-R Saxby Chambliss   OH-D Sherrod Brown grade
GA-R Johnny Isakson   OH-R George V. Voinovich grade
HI-D Daniel K. Akaka   OK-R Thomas A. Coburn grade
HI-D Daniel K. Inouye   OK-R James M. Inhofe grade
IA-R Charles E. Grassley   OR-D Jeff Merkley grade
IA-D Tom Harkin grade   OR-D
Ron Wyden grade
ID-R Jim Risch grade   PA-D Robert P. Casey grade
ID-R Michael D. Crapo grade   PA-D Arlen Specter grade
IL-D Richard J. Durbin grade   RI-D Jack Reed grade
IL-D Roland Burris grade   RI-D Sheldon Whitehouse grade
IN-D Evan Bayh grade   SC-R Jim DeMint grade
IN-R Richard G. Lugar grade   SC-R Lindsey O. Graham grade
KS-R Sam Brownback grade   SD-D Tim Johnson grade
KS-R Pat Roberts grade   SD-R John Thune grade
KY-R Jim Bunning grade   TN-R Lamar Alexander grade
KY-R Mitch McConnell grade   TN-R Bob Corker grade
LA-D Mary L. Landrieu grade   TX-R John Cornyn grade
LA-R David Vitter grade   TX-R Kay Bailey Hutchison grade
MA-R Scott Brown** grade   UT-R Robert F. Bennett grade
MA-D John F. Kerry grade   UT-R Orrin G. Hatch grade
MD-D Benjamin L. Cardin grade   VA-D Mark Warner grade
MD-D Barbara A. Mikulski grade   VA-D James H. Webb grade
ME-R Susan M. Collins grade   VT-D Patrick J. Leahy grade
ME-R Olympia J. Snowe grade   VT-I Bernard Sanders grade
MI-D Carl Levin grade   WA-D Maria Cantwell grade
MI-D Debbie Stabenow grade   WA-D Patty Murray grade
MN-D Al Franken grade   WI-D Russ Feingold grade
MN-D Amy Klobuchar grade   WI-D Herbert H. Kohl grade
Christopher S. Bond   WV-D Robert C. Byrd grade
MO-D Claire McCaskill   WV-D Jay Rockefeller grade
MS-R Thad Cochran   WY-R John Barrasso grade
MS-R Roger Wicker   WY-R Michael B. Enzi grade

* See the grading criteria.
** inc = incomplete


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