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Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 27%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 45%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 45%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 82%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 30%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 73%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 73%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 10%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 9%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 73%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 64%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 82%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 36%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 9%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 27%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 18%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 82%
Bob Barr, Jr. 45%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%

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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