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Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
Michael Collins 96%
James DeMint 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
Ric Keller 96%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 96%
John Shadegg 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
Philip Crane 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
Jim Bunning 94%
John Ensign 94%
Jon Kyl 94%
Rick Santorum 94%
Todd Akin 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
John Linder 92%
Jim Ryun 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 91%
Christopher Cox 91%
Scott McInnis 91%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 91%
John Sununu 91%
Wayne Allard 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Melissa Hart 88%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Mark Kennedy 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Don Manzullo 88%
Sue Myrick 88%
Don Nickles 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 88%
James Nussle 88%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
Nick Smith 88%
Cliff Stearns 88%
John Sullivan 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
Dan Burton 87%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 87%
George Voinovich 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Thomas DeLay 83%
Jim Gibbons 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 83%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 83%
Michael Oxley 83%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 83%
John Peterson 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
James Ramstad 83%
Denny Rehberg 83%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 83%
David Weldon 83%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 81%
Peter Fitzgerald 81%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 81%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 81%
Dick Lugar 81%
Craig Thomas 81%
Steve Buyer 80%
Larry Craig 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
Terry Everett 79%
Mark Foley 79%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
Mark Green 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
David Lee Hobson 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
William Lewis Jenkins 79%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 79%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 79%
Robert William Ney 79%
Thomas William Osborne 79%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 79%
Todd Platts 79%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Ralph Regula 79%
Mark Souder 79%
Charles Taylor 79%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 79%
Heather Wilson 79%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 79%
Bill Young 79%
Barbara Cubin 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Henry Hyde 78%
Edward Schrock 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 77%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 77%
Cass Ballenger 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Porter Goss 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
Anne Northup 75%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
William Tauzin 75%
Gerald Weller 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
Randall Cunningham 74%
John Doolittle 74%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 74%
Bob Bennett 73%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Henry Bonilla 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 71%
David Dreier 71%
Michael Ferguson 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
James Kolbe 71%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 71%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
James McCrery III 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 71%
George Radanovich 71%
Jim Saxton 71%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 71%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 71%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
Ron Paul 70%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Vern Ehlers 67%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
Duncan Hunter 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 67%

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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