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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Fire Fighters

1995-1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 56%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 83%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 89%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 83%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 22%
Mike Castle 0%
John Chafee 33%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 78%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 22%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 11%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 11%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 44%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 11%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 44%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 11%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 83%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 17%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 67%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 78%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 78%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Stephen Horn 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 44%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 89%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 22%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 78%
Robert Livingston 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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