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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John McHugh 38%
Scott McInnis 50%
David McIntosh 38%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 57%
Michael McNulty 62%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 75%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 64%
Dan Miller 38%
David Minge 58%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 64%
John Moakley 77%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 71%
Constance Morella 79%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Frank Murkowski 42%
Jack Murtha 64%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 36%
Robert William Ney 50%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 23%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 54%
James Nussle 43%
Jim Oberstar 43%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 58%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 69%
Michael Oxley 36%
Ronald Packard 43%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 50%
Edward Pease 36%
John Peterson 38%
David Phelps 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Owen Pickett 46%
Richard Pombo 43%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
John Edward Porter 64%
Deborah Pryce 42%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 38%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 36%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 36%
Bob Riley 50%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Charles Robb 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Timothy Roemer 71%
James Rogan 43%
William Roth, Jr. 58%
Steve Rothman 71%
Marge Roukema 43%
Jim Ryun 43%
Martin Olav Sabo 54%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 62%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 58%
Jim Saxton 43%
Joe Scarborough 57%
Robert Schaffer 43%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 36%
Christopher Shays 54%
Donald Sherwood 43%
Ronnie Shows 57%
E.G. Shuster 45%
Norman Sisisky 57%
Joseph Skeen 29%
Ike Skelton 58%
Gordon Smith 58%
Nick Smith 36%
Bob Smith 42%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 43%
Arlen Specter 42%
Floyd Spence 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 58%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 42%
Ted Strickland 57%
Bob Stump 43%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 43%
Tom Tancredo 57%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
William Tauzin 31%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 50%
Karen Thurman 71%
Strom Thurmond 42%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Ed Towns 73%
James Traficant, Jr. 64%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 46%
James Turner 57%
Bruce Vento 57%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 57%
John Warner 58%
Wesley Watkins 36%
Mel Watt 57%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 29%
Anthony Weiner 64%
David Weldon 43%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 38%
Paul Wellstone 42%
Robert Wexler 71%
Bob Weygand 71%
Heather Wilson 29%
Bob Wise, Jr. 57%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 57%
Albert Wynn 69%
Bill Young 36%

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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