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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Student Association

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 36%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 74%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 73%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 36%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 27%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 73%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 36%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 54%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 9%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 9%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 33%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 82%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 45%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 54%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 11%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 64%
Anthony Beilenson 89%
Bob Bennett 36%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Howard Berman 27%
Tom Bevill 67%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Sonny Bono 91%
Robert Borski, Jr. 82%
Rick Boucher 73%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 54%
Bill Brewster 56%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 14%
Richard Bryan 64%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 82%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 64%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 30%
Thomas Campbell 36%
Mike Castle 27%
John Chafee 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 82%
Eva Clayton 91%
Robert Clement 45%
William Clinger 14%
William Cohen 29%
Ronald Coleman 89%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%

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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