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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
Gary Ackerman 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 97%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 90%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 98%
Thomas Allen 3%
Rob Andrews 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 12%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
Brian Baird 6%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
Max Baucus 30%
Evan Bayh 5%
Melissa Bean 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 3%
Judy Biggert 59%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 3%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 76%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 9%
Rick Boucher 18%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 24%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 74%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 74%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Dan Burton 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 9%
Steve Buyer 78%
Robert Byrd 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
Chris Cannon 71%
Eric Cantor 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 6%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 23%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 80%
Mike Castle 47%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
Ben Chandler III 21%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
Hillary Clinton 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
Norm Coleman 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 85%
Kent Conrad 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
Jerry Costello 18%
Larry Craig 92%
Robert Cramer 36%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
Barbara Cubin 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 3%
Artur Davis 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
Geoff Davis 65%
Jo Ann Davis 63%
Lincoln Davis 21%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 6%
Thomas Davis III 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 98%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 56%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 9%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 6%
Elizabeth Dole 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 3%
Thelma Drake 47%
David Dreier 77%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 56%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 6%
Jo Ann Emerson 58%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 6%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 98%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Terry Everett 97%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 6%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 3%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 68%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 97%
Barney Frank 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 59%
Elton Gallegly 68%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 97%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 68%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 97%
Charlie Gonzalez 6%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
Bart Gordon 28%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
Judd Gregg 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 3%
Jane Harman 3%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85%
Robert Hayes 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 24%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 15%
David Lee Hobson 59%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 13%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%

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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