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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

2003 Positions

Issues: Science
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 75%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Beauprez 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75%
Jim Bunning 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Chris Cannon 75%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
Chris Chocola 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
Hillary Clinton 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
Jon Corzine 67%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 75%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
Thomas Davis III 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 75%
James DeMint 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 75%
Russ Feingold 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Mark Foley 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
William Frist 33%
Elton Gallegly 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 75%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 75%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
Mark Green 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 75%
Melissa Hart 75%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 75%

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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