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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 94%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 52%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 57%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 26%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 41%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 94%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 94%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 96%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 89%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 64%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 39%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 96%

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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