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Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 20%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
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 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
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 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 55%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 70%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 35%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%

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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