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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

1999-2000 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

Issues: Conservative , Trade
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Robert 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%
Norm Dicks 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%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 0%
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%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 40%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
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%
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%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 20%
John Linder 80%
William Lipinski 60%
William Luther 50%
James Maloney 20%
Don Manzullo 40%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 20%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
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%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 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%

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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