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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 10%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 22%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 70%
George Brown, Jr. 80%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 30%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 10%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Robert Clement 90%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%

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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