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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2004 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Kit Bond 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
John Ensign 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John Linder 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ron Paul 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
James Ramstad 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
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%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 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%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
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%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WV U.S. House 2 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%
Edward Case 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 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%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 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%
Jerry Costello 0%
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%
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%
Lincoln Davis 0%
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%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 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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