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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2004 Trade Barrier Votes Score

Issues: Conservative , Trade
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 64%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 45%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 45%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 56%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 91%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 55%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 91%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 64%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 45%
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 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 27%
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 64%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 64%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 36%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 36%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
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 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 27%

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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