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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Barrier Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 43%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 43%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 55%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 63%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 73%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
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. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
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. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 73%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 73%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 36%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 36%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 50%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
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%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 36%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 44%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
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. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 27%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 82%
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. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 45%
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%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 82%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. 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%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall 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. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 73%
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%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 36%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 64%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 55%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
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. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 73%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 27%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 36%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 36%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 73%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%

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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