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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 92%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 73%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
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 9%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 17%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 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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