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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 15%
George Allen 23%
Thomas Allen 77%
Rob Andrews 50%
Richard Armey 7%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 21%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 77%
Bob Bennett 8%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 36%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 36%
Judy Biggert 36%
Michael Bilirakis 7%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 14%
David Edward Bonior 86%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 64%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 46%
John Breaux 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 15%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 77%
Herbert Callahan 14%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 7%
Eric Cantor 14%
Jean Carnahan 50%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 43%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 62%
Robert Clement 57%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 14%
Gary Condit 43%
Kent Conrad 77%
John Cooksey 14%
Jon Corzine 92%
Jerry Costello 36%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 29%
Philip Crane 7%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Thomas Daschle 92%
James Davis 64%
Jo Ann Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 36%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 71%
Chris Dodd 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 77%
David Dreier 14%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 23%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 29%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 8%
Ernest Fletcher 14%
Mark Foley 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 85%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 57%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 38%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 21%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
Mark Green 21%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 8%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 21%
Gilbert Gutknecht 21%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 8%
Jane Harman 62%
Melissa Hart 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
Robert Hayes 7%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Baron Hill 64%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 14%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
Pete Hoekstra 21%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Stephen Horn 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 57%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 7%
Daniel Inouye 83%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
William Jefferson 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 7%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 36%
Patrick Kennedy 62%
Brian Kerns 7%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 21%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 79%
Ray LaHood 36%
Nicholas Lampson 69%
Tom Lantos 64%
Steve LaTourette 14%
James Leach 57%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 69%
Blanche Lincoln 69%
John Linder 14%
William Lipinski 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 8%
William Luther 79%
James Maloney 36%
Don Manzullo 21%
Frank Mascara 21%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 86%

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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