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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
William Luther 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Major Owens 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
John Edwards 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Paul Wellstone 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 89%
Brian Baird 89%
Howard Berman 89%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Leonard Boswell 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
William Coyne 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
Norm Dicks 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
Lane Evans 89%
Benjamin Gilman 89%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
Darlene Hooley 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
Dale Kildee 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 89%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
John LaFalce 89%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
Tom Lantos 89%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 89%
Frank Mascara 89%
Robert Matsui 89%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 89%
Carrie Meek 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
Dennis Moore 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 89%
Donald Payne 89%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
Ciro Rodriguez 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 89%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
Ike Skelton 89%
Ted Strickland 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
Mel Watt 89%
Anthony Weiner 89%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 88%
Chet Edwards 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 88%
Peter Fitzgerald 86%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
John Moakley 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
Max Baucus 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Daniel Graham 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
Ernest Hollings 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
Gary Ackerman 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 78%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 78%
Marion Berry 78%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
Jerry Costello 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
James Davis 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 78%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Bob Etheridge 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 78%
Bob Filner 78%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Baron Hill 78%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 78%
Thomas Holden 78%
Stephen Horn 78%
William Jefferson 78%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
Ray LaHood 78%
William Lipinski 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 78%
James Maloney 78%
Karen McCarthy 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
Jack Murtha 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
Jack Quinn 78%
James Ramstad 78%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 78%
Timothy Roemer 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 78%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 78%
Christopher Shays 78%
Donald Sherwood 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 78%

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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