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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 95%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 85%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
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 14%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
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 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
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 5%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
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 18%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 41%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 27%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 64%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 82%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
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 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 23%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte 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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