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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
William Clay, Sr. 93%
Eva Clayton 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 93%
Bob Filner 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
William Lipinski 93%
William Luther 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
Michael McNulty 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
John Moakley 93%
Major Owens 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 93%
Steve Rothman 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 93%
Bart Stupak 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
Mel Watt 93%
Bob Weygand 93%
Bob Wise, Jr. 93%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
Brian Baird 87%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 87%
Rod Blagojevich 87%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 87%
Jerry Costello 87%
William Coyne 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
Peter Deutsch 87%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 87%
Harold Ford, Jr. 87%
Barney Frank 87%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 87%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 87%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 87%
Frank Mascara 87%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 87%
Karen McCarthy 87%
David Minge 87%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 87%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 87%
Jim Oberstar 87%
John Olver 87%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
Donald Payne 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
David Phelps 87%
Ciro Rodriguez 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87%
Pete Stark 87%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 87%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 87%
Bruce Vento 87%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 87%
Albert Wynn 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
Robert Byrd 83%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
John Edwards 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Ernest Hollings 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
Robert Torricelli 83%
Gary Ackerman 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
Julia Carson 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 80%
Ronald Klink 80%
John LaFalce 80%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
Martin Meehan 80%
Carrie Meek 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 80%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Timothy Roemer 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
Ronnie Shows 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Ed Towns 80%
Anthony Weiner 80%
Robert Wexler 80%
David Wu 80%
Max Baucus 75%
Richard Bryan 75%
Kent Conrad 75%
Thomas Daschle 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Patrick Moynihan 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
Thomas Allen 73%
James Barcia 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
Leonard Boswell 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
Bob Etheridge 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Tony Hall 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
Tom Lantos 73%
James Maloney 73%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre 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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