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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 94%
Philip Crane 92%
James DeMint 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Don Manzullo 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 92%
John Shadegg 92%
John Sununu 92%
Tom Tancredo 92%
Stephen Largent 91%
Sue Myrick 91%
Wayne Allard 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
David McIntosh 88%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 88%
James Rogan 88%
Jim Ryun 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
Bill Archer 87%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 87%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 86%
William Phillip Gramm 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 85%
Richard Armey 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Charlie Bass 84%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 84%
Michael Collins 84%
Mark Green 84%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 84%
James Ramstad 84%
Joe Scarborough 84%
Nick Smith 84%
Cliff Stearns 84%
Todd Tiahrt 84%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
Robert Barr, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Thomas DeLay 80%
Jay Dickey 80%
John Doolittle 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
Rodney Grams 80%
Van Hilleary 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
Dan Miller 80%
Don Nickles 80%
Ron Paul 80%
Robert Schaffer 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 80%
Christopher Shays 80%
Bob Smith 80%
Michael Oxley 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 76%
Chris Cannon 76%
Peter Fitzgerald 76%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 76%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 76%
John Linder 76%
Richard Pombo 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 76%
Mark Souder 76%
Fred Thompson 76%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
David Weldon 76%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 75%
Dick Lugar 75%
Charles Taylor 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 73%
Cass Ballenger 73%
Bill Barrett 73%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Ernest Fletcher 73%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 73%
Gilbert Gutknecht 73%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 73%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 73%
James Nussle 73%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 73%
Marge Roukema 73%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
Bob Stump 73%
Gerald Weller 73%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
Terry Everett 72%
Jack Metcalf 72%
Bob Riley 72%
James Talent 72%
Wesley Watkins 72%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 72%
John Ashcroft 71%
Conrad Burns 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
Rick Santorum 71%
Barbara Cubin 70%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
Judy Biggert 69%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Henry Bonilla 69%
Ed Bryant 69%
Herbert Callahan 69%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
David Dreier 69%
Jennifer Dunn 69%
Jo Ann Emerson 69%
Robert Franks 69%
Porter Goss 69%
James Hansen 69%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 69%
Robert Hayes 69%
Rick Hill 69%
David Lee Hobson 69%
Henry Hyde 69%
Sue Kelly 69%
James Kolbe 69%
Rick Lazio 69%
Ron Lewis 69%
James McCrery III 69%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 69%
Anne Northup 69%
Doug Ose 69%
Ronald Packard 69%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 69%
Floyd Spence 69%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 68%
Larry Combest 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
Duncan Hunter 68%
Connie Mack 68%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 68%
Deborah Pryce 68%
E.G. Shuster 68%
Joseph Skeen 68%
Bob Bennett 66%
Jim Bunning 66%
John Cooksey 66%
Larry Craig 66%
William Frist 66%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
Jesse Helms 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
William Roth, Jr. 66%
Strom Thurmond 66%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 66%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
Vern Ehlers 65%
Thomas Ewing 65%
Mark Foley 65%
Jim Gibbons 65%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 65%
William Lewis Jenkins 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 65%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 65%
Edward Pease 65%
George Radanovich 65%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
William Tauzin 65%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 65%
George Voinovich 65%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 65%
Mary Bono Mack 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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