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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 71%
Gary Ackerman 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 62%
Rob Andrews 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Judy Biggert 7%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 7%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 14%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
Jon Corzine 75%
Jerry Costello 21%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 14%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 64%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
Bill Delahunt 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 31%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 36%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 71%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 21%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 54%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 64%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 21%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 54%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 14%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Baron Hill 43%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 43%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 57%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 86%
Darlene Hooley 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%

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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