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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2005-2006 Positions on Population Stabilization

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 82%
Gary Ackerman 82%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 6%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 76%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 6%
Brian Baird 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 59%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 53%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 53%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
Judy Biggert 12%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 6%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 6%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 6%
Dan Boren 18%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 53%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 12%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 12%
Jim Bunning 8%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Dan Burton 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 77%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 6%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20%
Chris Cannon 6%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 6%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 69%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Russ Carnahan 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
Julia Carson 82%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 6%
Mike Castle 41%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 6%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 59%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 76%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 29%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 6%
Norm Coleman 23%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 6%
Kent Conrad 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 82%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 71%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
Jerry Costello 65%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
Barbara Cubin 12%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
Artur Davis 53%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 76%
Geoff Davis 6%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Lincoln Davis 35%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
Thomas Davis III 24%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
James DeMint 8%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 12%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 76%
Chris Dodd 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 76%
Thelma Drake 6%
David Dreier 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
Chet Edwards 29%
Vern Ehlers 24%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
Philip English 12%
John Ensign 23%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Terry Everett 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Tom Feeney 12%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 69%
Michael Ferguson 12%
Bob Filner 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 6%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 6%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12%
Barney Frank 94%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 29%
Elton Gallegly 12%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 24%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Paul Gillmor 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 24%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 6%
Bart Gordon 47%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 53%
Judd Gregg 23%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 85%
Jane Harman 76%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 76%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 12%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 35%
David Lee Hobson 12%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 47%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 94%

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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