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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

1999-2000 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 40%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 60%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 100%
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%
Chris Cannon 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 0%
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%

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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