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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
John Ensign 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
Philip Crane 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Dan Miller 96%
Jon Kyl 95%
Bob Smith 95%
Richard Armey 93%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Eric Cantor 93%
Mark Green 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Ric Keller 93%
John Linder 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
Tom Tancredo 93%
Christopher Cox 91%
Wayne Allard 90%
William Frist 90%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Dick Lugar 90%
Don Nickles 90%
Fred Thompson 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
Brian Kerns 89%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
Sue Myrick 89%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
Edward Schrock 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
Cliff Stearns 89%
John Sununu 89%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
Don Manzullo 88%
Todd Akin 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Jim Bunning 85%
Chris Cannon 85%
John Doolittle 85%
Jennifer Dunn 85%
Porter Goss 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
James Kolbe 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85%
Jim Ryun 85%
Todd Tiahrt 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
Ron Paul 84%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Herbert Callahan 82%
Judy Biggert 81%
Steve Buyer 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 81%
Michael Collins 81%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Jo Ann Davis 81%
David Dreier 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 81%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
Anne Northup 81%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 81%
Robert Schaffer 81%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 81%
Christopher Shays 81%
Nick Smith 81%
Mark Souder 81%
Bob Stump 81%
William Tauzin 81%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 81%
George Allen 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Ben Campbell 80%
Judd Gregg 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
Gordon Smith 80%
William Thomas 80%
Strom Thurmond 80%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Jim Gibbons 79%
Frank Murkowski 79%
Rick Santorum 79%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 79%
George Voinovich 79%
Charlie Bass 78%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
Henry Bonilla 78%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
Larry Combest 78%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
Thomas Davis III 78%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Elton Gallegly 78%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
Van Hilleary 78%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 78%
James Nussle 78%
Michael Oxley 78%
James Ramstad 78%
Donald Sherwood 78%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
Wesley Watkins 78%
David Weldon 78%
Gerald Weller 78%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
Bill Young 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
John Peterson 77%
George Radanovich 77%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 77%
Scott McInnis 76%
Bob Bennett 75%
Larry Craig 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
John Warner 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
Cass Ballenger 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Ed Bryant 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
Philip English 74%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
James Hansen 74%
Robert Hayes 74%
Joel Hefley 74%
Kenny Hulshof 74%
Duncan Hunter 74%
Ron Lewis 74%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
James McCrery III 74%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 74%
Richard Pombo 74%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 74%
Bob Riley 74%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
Joseph Skeen 74%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 73%
John Cooksey 72%
Terry Everett 72%
Conrad Burns 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
Mike Castle 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Mark Foley 70%

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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