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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 27%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 73%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 27%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 27%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 7%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 27%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 93%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 15%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 7%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 79%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 6%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 88%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 14%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 93%
Neil Abercrombie 80%

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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