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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 42%
Gary Ackerman 64%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 57%
Rob Andrews 79%
Bill Archer 36%
Richard Armey 36%
John Ashcroft 42%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 31%
Cass Ballenger 36%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 57%
Bill Barrett 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 36%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 29%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Michael Bilirakis 46%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
Rod Blagojevich 77%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 43%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 42%
Henry Bonilla 46%
David Edward Bonior 71%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 71%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 50%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 36%
Jim Bunning 42%
Conrad Burns 42%
Dan Burton 43%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 58%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Dave Camp 38%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 43%
Chris Cannon 57%
Julia Carson 58%
Mike Castle 50%
Linc Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 43%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
William Clay, Sr. 58%
Eva Clayton 58%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 42%
Robert Clement 71%
Howard Coble 54%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Michael Collins 43%
Larry Combest 38%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 42%
Merrill Cook 43%
John Cooksey 57%
Jerry Costello 71%
Paul Coverdell 42%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 64%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 43%
Barbara Cubin 36%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 50%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 71%
Thomas DeLay 36%
James DeMint 36%
Peter Deutsch 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 43%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 50%
Julian Dixon 64%
Chris Dodd 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 43%
Byron Dorgan 42%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 69%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
Philip English 43%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Lane Evans 64%
Terry Everett 43%
Thomas Ewing 38%
Russ Feingold 42%
Bob Filner 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 42%
Ernest Fletcher 38%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 36%
Tillie Fowler 29%
Barney Frank 75%
Robert Franks 57%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 36%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 64%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 79%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 64%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 29%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 42%
Mark Green 36%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 43%
Charles Hagel 58%
Ralph Hall 54%
Tony Hall 71%
James Hansen 38%
Tom Harkin 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
Doc Hastings 43%
Robert Hayes 57%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 36%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 36%
Baron Hill 57%
Rick Hill 43%
Van Hilleary 38%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 62%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
David Lee Hobson 21%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 64%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Thomas Holden 77%
Ernest Hollings 45%
Rush Holt, Jr. 57%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
Duncan Hunter 57%
Asa Hutchinson 29%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 46%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Timothy Johnson 42%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Bob Kerrey 58%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 57%
Jack Kingston 50%
Gerald Kleczka 57%
Ronald Klink 79%

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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