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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 43%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 27%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 29%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 79%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 7%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 23%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 21%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 14%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 62%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 77%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 31%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 54%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 21%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%

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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