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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2001-2002 Postions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
Walter Jones, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Shelley Berkley 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
Dan Burton 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Barney Frank 17%
Robert Hayes 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
Dave Obey 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17%
Donald Payne 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
Mike Ross 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
Pete Stark 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
Tom Tancredo 17%
Gene Taylor 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
Diane Watson 17%
Robert Wexler 17%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
Gary Ackerman 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Todd Akin 33%
Thomas Allen 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Jim Bunning 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%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
Chet Edwards 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
Bob Filner 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 33%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
John McHugh 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
Jim Oberstar 33%
John Olver 33%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 33%
Ron Paul 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 33%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
Ralph Regula 33%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
Jim Saxton 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 33%
Ed Towns 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 33%
Mel Watt 33%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 33%
Anthony Weiner 33%
David Weldon 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 33%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%

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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