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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 85%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 15%
Max Baucus 65%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 10%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
John Breaux 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 5%
Jean Carnahan 85%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 20%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 70%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 85%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 85%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 85%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 10%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
Barney Frank 95%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 15%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 15%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Benjamin Gilman 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 5%
Bart Gordon 65%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 5%
Mark Green 5%
James Greenwood 15%
Judd Gregg 10%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 80%
Melissa Hart 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 10%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 85%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 5%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 15%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 5%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 65%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 55%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Tim Johnson 15%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 5%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Brian Kerns 5%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 10%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 5%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Tom Lantos 90%
Steve LaTourette 10%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 65%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 90%
James Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 5%
Frank Mascara 75%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
James McCrery III 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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