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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

1999 Positions

Issues: Foreign Aid , Trade
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
Jerry Costello 17%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
Thomas Davis III 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 17%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Russ Feingold 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
Bob Filner 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
Darlene Hooley 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
Kay Hutchison 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
William Jefferson 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 33%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
Steve LaTourette 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
Jerry Lewis 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 83%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
Dick Lugar 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
James McCrery III 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
John McHugh 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 83%
Michael McNulty 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 83%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 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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