Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 79%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 87%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 34%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 4%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 95%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 12%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 4%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 12%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 4%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 4%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 91%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 79%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 8%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 87%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 12%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 8%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 4%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 95%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 4%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 21%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 87%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 13%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 12%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 79%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 91%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 86%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 33%
Joe Biden, Jr. 4%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 30%
Barbara Boxer 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Corrine Brown 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 95%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 13%
Dave Camp 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 8%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Julia Carson 4%
Edward Case 22%
Mike Castle 62%
Lincoln Chafee 34%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Howard Coble 87%
Norm Coleman 91%
Kent Conrad 39%
Jon Corzine 4%
Jerry Costello 26%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 86%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 37%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 52%
Thomas Davis III 81%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 8%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 30%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 91%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Lane Evans 4%
Terry Everett 95%
Sam Farr 4%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 95%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 95%
Randy Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 95%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 95%
Jim Gerlach 83%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 78%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 26%
Mark Green 87%
Judd Gregg 69%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Charles Hagel 90%
Ralph Hall 95%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 18%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 33%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Darlene Hooley 12%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Steve Israel 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 26%
James Merrill Jeffords 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Tim Johnson 69%
Timothy Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Richard Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 4%
Mark Kennedy 95%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Jack Kingston 100%
Mark Kirk 69%
John Kline 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 8%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ray LaHood 91%
Mary Landrieu 47%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 4%
James Leach 54%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 91%
Dick Lugar 95%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 33%
Jim Matheson 58%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
James McCrery III 100%
Jim McDermott 0%
John McHugh 78%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 8%
Barbara Mikulski 8%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Candice Miller 95%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 91%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 17%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 91%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 63%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Robert William Ney 95%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 91%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 4%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 91%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 41%
Jon Porter, Sr. 95%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 34%
Adam Putnam 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 12%
James Ramstad 75%
Charlie Rangel 8%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Harry Reid 4%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Thomas Reynolds 95%
Jay Rockefeller IV 4%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 4%
Jim Ryun 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Loretta Sanchez 4%
Rick Santorum 95%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 63%
John Shadegg 91%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 62%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 79%
Ike Skelton 37%
Gordon Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 13%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 91%
Ted Strickland 8%
Bart Stupak 9%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 78%
John Sweeney 79%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 79%
John Tanner 41%
Ellen Tauscher 8%
Charles Taylor 91%
Gene Taylor 33%
Lee Terry 95%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 95%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 13%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 4%
Mark Udall 8%
George Voinovich 95%
James Walsh 95%
Zach Wamp 91%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 8%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 95%
Heather Wilson 100%
Frank Wolf 95%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 8%
Albert Wynn 16%
Bill Young 95%

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.

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