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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 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%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 91%
Shelley Berkley 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
James Davis 91%
Peter Deutsch 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Jane Harman 91%
Darlene Hooley 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 91%
Karen McCarthy 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
Dave Obey 91%
Major Owens 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 91%
Steve Rothman 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
Ed Towns 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
Robert Wexler 91%
David Wu 91%
Albert Wynn 91%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Evan Bayh 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
John Edwards 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Daniel Graham 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 89%
Joe Lieberman 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
Leonard Boswell 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
Calvin Dooley 82%
Chet Edwards 82%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Harold Ford, Jr. 82%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Bart Gordon 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 82%
William Jefferson 82%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 82%
Vic Snyder 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
Pete Stark 82%
Ted Strickland 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 82%
Robert Byrd 78%
Hillary Clinton 78%
Kent Conrad 78%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Byron Dorgan 78%
Ernest Hollings 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 78%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 78%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
Diane Watson 78%
Brad Carson 73%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 73%
Jerry Costello 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 73%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Dale Kildee 73%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 73%
Michael McNulty 73%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 73%

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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