Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 30%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 77%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 31%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 81%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 11%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 89%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 41%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top