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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
Richard Armey 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
James DeMint 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ron Paul 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
Joe Scarborough 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Michael Collins 80%
Gary Condit 80%
Philip Crane 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
John Doolittle 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 80%
Van Hilleary 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
John Linder 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
Scott McInnis 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Dan Miller 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
Richard Pombo 80%
Jim Ryun 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
Robert Schaffer 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
Nick Smith 80%
John Sununu 80%
Tom Tancredo 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
Dan Burton 75%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Rob Andrews 60%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 60%
Charlie Bass 60%
Chris Cannon 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
Robert Hayes 60%
Duncan Hunter 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Stephen Largent 60%
William Lipinski 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
James Ramstad 60%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 60%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 60%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bart Stupak 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
William Luther 50%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Lane Evans 40%
Ernest Fletcher 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
Don Manzullo 40%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
Mark Souder 40%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 40%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
Robert William Ney 25%
Major Owens 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
Donald Sherwood 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
James Barcia 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Ed Bryant 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
Jerry Costello 20%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 20%
Terry Everett 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
Mark Foley 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
John Ganske 20%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Paul Gillmor 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
Mark Green 20%
James Greenwood 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
David Lee Hobson 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
Stephen Horn 20%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Sue Kelly 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 20%
James Maloney 20%
John McHugh 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 20%
Martin Meehan 20%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
Constance Morella 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
Dave Obey 20%
David Phelps 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
Ralph Regula 20%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Bob Riley 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
Steve Rothman 20%
Marge Roukema 20%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
Jim Saxton 20%
Christopher Shays 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
Ronnie Shows 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
Floyd Spence 20%
Bob Stump 20%
John Sweeney 20%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
James Turner 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
Anthony Weiner 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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