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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2004 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

Issues: Trade , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 100%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 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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