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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 20%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 42%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
Conrad Burns 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Dan Burton 6%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 94%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 8%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 6%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
Russ Carnahan 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 7%
Edward Case 69%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
Hillary Clinton 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 7%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
Kent Conrad 58%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 81%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
Jerry Costello 80%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 44%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 6%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 88%
Barbara Cubin 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
Artur Davis 63%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
Geoff Davis 6%
James Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
Thomas Davis III 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 15%
Norm Dicks 81%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Chris Dodd 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 56%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
Philip English 31%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
Michael Ferguson 31%
Bob Filner 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
Mark Foley 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 18%
Elton Gallegly 6%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 36%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 20%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
Bart Gordon 69%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
Mark Green 19%

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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