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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 95%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85%
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 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 95%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 95%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 30%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Bennett 95%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 15%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Shelley Berkley 20%

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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