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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 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%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee 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%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Jim Marshall 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%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie 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%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Evan Bayh 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
Kit Bond 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Hillary Clinton 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
Norm Coleman 83%
Chris Dodd 83%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Russ Feingold 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
Judd Gregg 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
Daniel Inouye 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 83%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
Ben Nelson 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 83%
Gordon Smith 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
John Sununu 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
Robert Byrd 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 67%
Ken Salazar 67%
Kent Conrad 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Jim Bunning 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
Dan Burton 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%

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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