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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 12%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 68%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 22%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 24%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 16%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 72%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 68%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 16%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 73%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 72%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 28%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 12%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 72%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 24%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 63%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 11%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 32%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 66%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 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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