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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 4%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 34%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 34%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 47%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 4%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
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 9%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
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 13%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
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%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
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 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
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 87%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 12%
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 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 8%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 91%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 95%
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 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%

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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