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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Byrd 0%
Howard Coble 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Rob Andrews 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
John Barrow 17%
Evan Bayh 17%
Shelley Berkley 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 17%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Kent Conrad 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
Artur Davis 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
Lincoln Davis 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
Thelma Drake 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Russ Feingold 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17%
Phil Gingrey 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 17%
Tom Harkin 17%
Robert Hayes 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 17%
Thomas Holden 17%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
Carl Levin 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 17%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Jim Marshall 17%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
John McHugh 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Jack Murtha 17%
Jim Oberstar 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
Steve Rothman 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
John Salazar 17%
Ken Salazar 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tierney 17%
David Wu 17%
Todd Akin 33%
Thomas Allen 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
Tim Bishop 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
John Dingell 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
John Doolittle 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
John Ensign 33%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 33%
Tom Feeney 33%
Bob Filner 33%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
Barney Frank 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Jim Gerlach 33%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 33%
Doc Hastings 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
Daniel Inouye 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Richard Keller 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 33%
Herb Kohl 33%
Mary Landrieu 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
Joe Lieberman 33%
John Linder 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Mike Michaud 33%
Gary Miller 33%
Brad Miller 33%
Dennis Moore 33%

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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