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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 99%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 1%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 68%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 89%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 46%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 55%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 96%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 79%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 35%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 1%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 99%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 41%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 1%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 49%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 2%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 99%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 81%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 1%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 99%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 99%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 99%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 1%

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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