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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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