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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1999 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Larry Combest 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
William Frist 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Slade Gorton 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Steven Kuykendall 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Stump 100%
James Talent 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
Bill Barrett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
Dan Burton 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
Merrill Cook 91%
David Dreier 91%
Terry Everett 91%
Thomas Ewing 91%
George Gekas 91%
Jim Gibbons 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
Robert Hayes 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Van Hilleary 91%
Kenny Hulshof 91%
Christopher John 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 91%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 91%
Sue Myrick 91%
Anne Northup 91%
James Nussle 91%
Doug Ose 91%
Michael Oxley 91%
Edward Pease 91%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
Richard Pombo 91%
Bob Riley 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
Robert Schaffer 91%
John Shadegg 91%
Donald Sherwood 91%
Ronnie Shows 91%
E.G. Shuster 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 91%
Floyd Spence 91%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 91%
Bill Young 91%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 91%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Jay Dickey 90%
Tillie Fowler 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
James Kolbe 90%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Owen Pickett 90%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
David Weldon 90%
Steve Buyer 89%
Charles Taylor 89%
John Peterson 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 86%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 82%
Cass Ballenger 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
Robert Clement 82%
Gary Condit 82%
Robert Cramer 82%
Patsy Ann Danner 82%
Thomas Davis III 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
Thomas DeLay 82%
James DeMint 82%
Calvin Dooley 82%
John Doolittle 82%
Elton Gallegly 82%
William Goodling 82%
Porter Goss 82%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
Mark Green 82%
James Greenwood 82%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 82%
Nancy Johnson 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 82%
Ray LaHood 82%
Steve LaTourette 82%
James Leach 82%
John Linder 82%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
John McHugh 82%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 82%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82%
John Edward Porter 82%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
James Rogan 82%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 82%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 82%

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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