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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
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%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch 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%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
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%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
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%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 70%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
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 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
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%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
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%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
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%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 95%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%

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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