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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2015 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 97%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 97%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 98%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 8%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 81%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 86%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 1%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 27%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 1%
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 2%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 1%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 97%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 1%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 97%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 3%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 97%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 6%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 74%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 2%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 91%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 76%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 97%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 91%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 97%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 89%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 3%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 84%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 8%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 82%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 1%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 1%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer 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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