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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 50%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Corrine Brown 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Julia Carson 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 50%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 50%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Mike Honda 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 100%
Bobby Jindal 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Richard Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 50%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 50%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 50%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 50%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 50%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 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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