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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

2005 Positions

Issues: Science
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Tim Bishop 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 50%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%

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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