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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Information Technology Industry Council

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 57%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 29%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 43%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 57%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 14%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 43%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 43%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%

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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