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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 43%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 57%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 43%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 29%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 43%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 14%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 29%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 29%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 43%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 57%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
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 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
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 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 43%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 29%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 57%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Gary Ackerman 43%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 57%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 57%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 67%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 71%
Michael Bilirakis 57%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%

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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