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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
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. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 59%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 19%
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%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
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%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
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%
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%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 4%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 26%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 76%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 7%
Neil Abercrombie 7%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 85%
Wayne Allard 90%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 26%
Richard Armey 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Spencer Bachus 83%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 75%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
Cass Ballenger 74%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 19%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 81%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 5%

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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