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Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 91%
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 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 74%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 31%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 38%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 79%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 21%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 81%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 79%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 38%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 79%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%

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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