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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 19%
Gary Ackerman 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Rob Andrews 65%
Bill Archer 15%
Richard Armey 19%
John Ashcroft 5%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
William Baker 15%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 15%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 23%
Charlie Bass 23%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Max Baucus 76%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Howard Berman 73%
Tom Bevill 30%
Brian Bilbray 34%
Michael Bilirakis 34%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 7%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 19%
David Edward Bonior 84%
Sonny Bono 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Rick Boucher 53%
Bill Bradley 95%
John Breaux 52%
Bill Brewster 26%
Glen Browder 53%
George Brown, Jr. 69%
Hank Brown 19%
Richard Bryan 86%
Ed Bryant 7%
John Bryant 73%
Dale Bumpers 90%
Jim Bunn 23%
Jim Bunning 19%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 3%
Ben Campbell 14%
Thomas Campbell 73%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
Mike Castle 34%
John Chafee 52%
Jim Chapman 46%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 19%
Jon Lynn Christensen 26%
Dick Chrysler 30%
William Clay, Sr. 84%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 50%
William Clinger 7%
William Cohen 71%
Ronald Coleman 57%
Barbara-Rose Collins 73%
Cardiss Collins 69%
Michael Collins 15%
Larry Combest 15%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 81%
Wes Cooley 23%
Jerry Costello 84%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 19%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 7%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 19%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 19%
Alfonse D'Amato 24%
Patsy Ann Danner 42%
Thomas Daschle 86%
Thomas Davis III 23%
E. Kika de la Garza 46%
Thomas DeLay 3%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Jay Dickey 19%
Norm Dicks 73%
Julian Dixon 76%
Chris Dodd 67%
Robert Dole 730%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 81%
Robert Dornan 30%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 23%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 19%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 46%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 11%
Thomas Ewing 15%
Jim Exon 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
Harris Fawell 23%
Victor Fazio 57%
Russ Feingold 95%
Cleo Fields 69%
Jack Fields, Jr. 11%
Bob Filner 65%
Floyd Flake 61%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 23%
Thomas Foglietta 84%
Mark Foley 34%
Michael Patrick Forbes 23%
Wendell Ford 71%
Tillie Fowler 34%
Jon David Fox 30%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 80%
Gary Franks 23%
Robert Franks 38%
Dan Frisa 23%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 42%
David Funderburk 19%
Elizabeth Furse 84%
Elton Gallegly 11%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Pete Geren 19%
Sam Gibbons 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 90%
Henry Gonzalez 46%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 26%
Daniel Graham 86%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 5%
Enid Greene 34%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 19%
Steven Gunderson 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 34%
Tony Hall 61%
Lee Hamilton 53%
Melton Hancock 26%
James Hansen 23%
Jane Harman 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 7%
Mark Hatfield 29%
James Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 23%
Joel Hefley 30%
W.G. Hefner 38%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 15%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Van Hilleary 26%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 65%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 23%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Martin Hoke 38%
Thomas Holden 46%
Ernest Hollings 71%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 19%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 23%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 65%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
Nancy Johnson 26%

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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