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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2004 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
Howard Coble 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 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.

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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