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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Dan Burton 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
Rob Andrews 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
Jim Bunning 17%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 17%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
Jerry Costello 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
Terry Everett 17%
Russ Feingold 17%
Barney Frank 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
Thomas Holden 17%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
Michael McNulty 17%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
Dave Obey 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17%
Ron Paul 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 17%
Steve Rothman 17%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Mark Souder 17%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 17%
Ted Stevens 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
Gene Taylor 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 17%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
Mel Watt 17%
Lynn Woolsey 17%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
Bob Bennett 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
Larry Craig 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
John Doolittle 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
Bob Filner 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 33%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Herb Kohl 33%
Jon Kyl 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
Jim Oberstar 33%
John Olver 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
Tom Tancredo 33%
Ed Towns 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
James Walsh 33%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 33%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 33%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Marion Berry 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
James DeMint 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
William Jefferson 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
John McHugh 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 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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