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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 26%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 21%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 68%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 26%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 76%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 97%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 34%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 88%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 42%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 16%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 13%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 54%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Ben Campbell 57%
Mike Castle 75%
John Chafee 65%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 78%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 11%
William Cohen 55%
Ronald Coleman 9%
Barbara-Rose Collins 6%
Cardiss Collins 17%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 73%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 27%
Wes Cooley 84%
Jerry Costello 35%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 84%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 90%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 84%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Alfonse D'Amato 68%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 15%
Thomas Davis III 64%

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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