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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bill Delahunt 100%
Bob Filner 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 99%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 99%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 99%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 99%
John Olver 99%
Paul Sarbanes 99%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 99%
Paul Wellstone 99%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 98%
Hillary Clinton 98%
Jon Corzine 98%
William Coyne 98%
Thomas Daschle 98%
Chris Dodd 98%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 98%
Daniel Inouye 98%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 98%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 97%
Barney Frank 97%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 97%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 97%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 97%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 97%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 97%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 97%
Major Owens 97%
Pete Stark 97%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
Robert Wexler 97%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
Thomas Allen 96%
David Edward Bonior 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
Eva Clayton 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 96%
William Jefferson 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
Martin Meehan 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 96%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
Donald Payne 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
Hilda Solis 96%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
Anthony Weiner 96%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
Carrie Meek 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
Julia Carson 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
Ernest Hollings 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
Joe Lieberman 94%
Robert Matsui 94%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
Mel Watt 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
Lane Evans 93%
Daniel Graham 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
John LaFalce 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Steve Rothman 93%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Howard Berman 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
William Luther 91%
Karen McCarthy 91%
Michael McNulty 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Peter Deutsch 90%
John Edwards 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Bart Stupak 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
Ed Towns 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 87%
Robert Byrd 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 87%
Nicholas Lampson 87%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 87%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 87%
Karen Thurman 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
Brian Baird 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Jonas Frost III 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
Ted Strickland 85%
Albert Wynn 85%
Shelley Berkley 84%
Darlene Hooley 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
Silvestre Reyes 84%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
Rob Andrews 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
Rick Boucher 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
Herb Kohl 82%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 82%
James Davis 81%
Norm Dicks 81%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
Gerald Kleczka 81%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 81%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Evan Bayh 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Frank Mascara 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%

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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