Representative Peter DeFazio's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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2015 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6% 2014 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2014 FreedomWorks - Positions 30% 2013-2014 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Lap Dog Rating: Brady Rating 100% 2013 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16% 2011 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22% 2010 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2009 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4% 2008 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2007 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2005-2006 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 2005 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 2004 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 30% 2003 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21% 2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 95% 2002 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21% 2001 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12% 2000 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22% 1999 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16% 1998 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19% 1997 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 32% 1996 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 29%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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