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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 87.5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27.5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 27.5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 27.5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7.5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87.5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7.5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7.5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7.5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17.5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77.5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7.5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7.5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17.5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 97.5%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 35%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 17.5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 53%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 40%
Richard Armey 97.5%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 37.5%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 15%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
John Boehner 93%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 30%
Ed Bryant 93%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 90%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 65%
Robert Byrd 15%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Dave Camp 97.5%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 93%
Julia Carson 15%
Mike Castle 77.5%
Lincoln Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Eva Clayton 15%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%

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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