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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 40%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 40%
John Ashcroft 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 60%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Peter Blute 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 60%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 20%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunn 40%
Jim Bunning 40%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Mike Castle 60%
John Chafee 20%
Jim Chapman 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 20%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 60%
William Clinger 40%
William Cohen 20%

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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