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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
George Gekas 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
George Radanovich 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Bob Stump 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
John Warner 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 96%
Bill Barrett 96%
Judy Biggert 96%
Ed Bryant 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
Chris Cannon 96%
Larry Combest 96%
Ernest Fletcher 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
Mark Green 96%
James Hansen 96%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Kenny Hulshof 96%
Stephen Largent 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 96%
John Linder 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
Don Manzullo 96%
James McCrery III 96%
Scott McInnis 96%
David McIntosh 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
Edward Pease 96%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 96%
Deborah Pryce 96%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
James Talent 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
Wesley Watkins 96%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
Christopher Cox 95%
John Peterson 95%
John Ashcroft 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Herbert Bateman 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
Jim Bunning 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Tillie Fowler 92%
William Frist 92%
William Goodling 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Jesse Helms 92%
Rick Hill 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
David Lee Hobson 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Asa Hutchinson 92%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Kay Hutchison 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 92%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
Dan Miller 92%
Frank Murkowski 92%
James Nussle 92%
Doug Ose 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
James Rogan 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
Robert Schaffer 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
John Shadegg 92%
Joseph Skeen 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
Bob Smith 92%
Ted Stevens 92%
John Sununu 92%
William Tauzin 92%
Charles Taylor 92%
Strom Thurmond 92%
Ben Campbell 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 89%
Michael Collins 89%
Paul Gillmor 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
Robert Hayes 89%
James Kolbe 89%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 89%
Richard Pombo 89%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Tom Tancredo 89%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 89%
Dan Burton 88%
Herbert Callahan 88%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
Bob Riley 88%
E.G. Shuster 88%
Nick Smith 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
Bill Young 88%
Bill McCollum 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Jay Dickey 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
Porter Goss 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 85%
Jerry Lewis 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 84%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 84%
Judd Gregg 84%
William Roth, Jr. 84%
Rick Santorum 84%
Gordon Smith 84%
Floyd Spence 84%
Fred Thompson 84%
George Voinovich 84%
Slade Gorton 83%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
John Doolittle 82%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
Ralph Regula 82%

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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