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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 17%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 52%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 17%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 67%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 58%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 68%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 38%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 14%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 65%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 26%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 62%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 65%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 64%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 6%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%

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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