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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 17%
Brian Baird 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 83%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 17%
Chris Cannon 50%
Mike Castle 83%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 17%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 50%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 17%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 17%
Russ Feingold 17%
Bob Filner 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 17%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 17%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 33%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 33%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 83%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 83%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Ike Skelton 83%
Gordon Smith 83%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 17%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
Gene Taylor 17%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 33%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 100%
Mel Watt 17%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 83%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 83%
Lynn Woolsey 17%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
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%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
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%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 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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