Rating Group: The Cato Institute

1999-2000 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 20%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 40%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 60%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 60%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 100%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Charlie Bass 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 20%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 20%
Chris Cannon 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 0%
Howard Coble 100%
Michael Collins 80%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 80%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 80%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 80%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 20%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 40%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 20%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Mark Green 20%
James Greenwood 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Ralph Hall 20%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 0%
Doc Hastings 20%
Robert Hayes 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 40%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Henry Hyde 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Sue Kelly 20%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 80%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 60%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 20%
John Linder 80%
William Lipinski 60%
Ken Lucas 20%
William Luther 50%
James Maloney 20%
Don Manzullo 40%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 20%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 80%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 40%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Constance Morella 20%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 25%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 80%
David Phelps 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 20%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 20%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 0%
Steve Rothman 20%
Marge Roukema 20%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 0%
Jim Saxton 20%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Robert Schaffer 80%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Ronnie Shows 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 0%
Nick Smith 80%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 40%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sununu 80%
John Sweeney 20%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
Lee Terry 60%
William Thomas 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
John Tierney 60%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 20%
Mark Udall 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 40%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 20%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 20%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 0%

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.

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