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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 45%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 9%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 78%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 44%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 27%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 45%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 54%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 54%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 70%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 73%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 18%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 27%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 82%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 55%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 43%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 27%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 73%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 55%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 82%
Rob Andrews 45%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Spencer Bachus 36%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 9%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 18%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 82%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 73%
Rod Blagojevich 54%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 18%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 82%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 55%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
John Breaux 36%
Richard Bryan 82%
Ed Bryant 27%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 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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