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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 4%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 96%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 1%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 97%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 76%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 3%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 26%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 4%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 1%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 99%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 1%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 1%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 2%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 4%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 84%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 4%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 4%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 1%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 2%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 2%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 1%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 3%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 99%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 1%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 3%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 4%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 2%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 3%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 72%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 4%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 6%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 3%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 99%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 1%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 3%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 3%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 1%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 3%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 3%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 3%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 3%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 2%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 77%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 1%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 3%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 2%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 37%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 96%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 51%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 87%

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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