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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Barrier Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 43%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 36%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 43%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 30%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 44%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 36%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 36%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 64%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 73%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 55%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 55%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 36%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 27%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 36%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 64%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 55%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 88%
Brian Baird 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 73%
Cass Ballenger 55%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Shelley Berkley 27%
Howard Berman 55%
Marion Berry 36%
Judy Biggert 91%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
John Boehner 73%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Mary Bono Mack 70%

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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