Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin 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%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Major Owens 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Russ Feingold 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
Dale Kildee 92%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
John Olver 92%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
Donald Payne 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Lane Evans 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
Barney Frank 85%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
Brad Miller 85%
Alan Mollohan 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
Steve Rothman 85%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Ted Strickland 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
Robert Byrd 82%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
Chris Dodd 82%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 82%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 82%
Paul Sarbanes 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
Jerry Costello 77%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
Tom Lantos 77%
Jim Marshall 77%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 77%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 77%
Dave Obey 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 77%
Mel Watt 77%
Robert Wexler 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 76%
Hillary Clinton 76%
Jon Corzine 76%
Daniel Inouye 76%
Herb Kohl 76%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Byron Dorgan 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
Gary Ackerman 69%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
Julia Carson 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 69%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 65%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
Brian Baird 62%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
Darlene Hooley 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 62%
Martin Meehan 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
Jack Murtha 62%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
Gene Taylor 62%
Diane Watson 62%
Anthony Weiner 62%
David Wu 62%
Albert Wynn 62%
Evan Bayh 59%
James Merrill Jeffords 59%
Rodney Alexander 54%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
Rick Boucher 54%
Edward Case 54%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 54%
Bob Etheridge 54%
Thomas Holden 54%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 54%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 54%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 54%
Robert Matsui 54%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 54%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 54%
Mike Ross 54%
Vic Snyder 54%
Ellen Tauscher 54%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 54%
Ed Towns 54%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 54%
Kent Conrad 53%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Shelley Berkley 46%
Leonard Boswell 46%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
James Davis 46%
Norm Dicks 46%
Charlie Gonzalez 46%
Jane Harman 46%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top