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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 76%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 23%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 54%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 41%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 12%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 82%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 35%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 65%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 76%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 69%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 54%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 54%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 31%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 77%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 92%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 23%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%

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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