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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Business and Industry Council

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 45%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 45%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 45%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 35%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 35%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 35%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 13%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 35%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 55%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 91%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 64%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 98%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 55%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 35%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 35%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 45%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 45%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 55%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 91%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 35%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 55%
Gary Ackerman 45%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 69%
Thomas Allen 69%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Brian Baird 45%

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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