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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 10%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 10%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 35%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%

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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