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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 54%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 23%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 64%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 58%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 43%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 69%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 7%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Gary Ackerman 43%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 62%
Rob Andrews 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 21%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
Judy Biggert 7%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 50%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
John Breaux 25%
Corrine Brown 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 64%
Brad Carson 14%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 50%

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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