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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 27%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 27%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 45%
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 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 54%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 72%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 81%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
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 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
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 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 87%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 6%
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 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
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 12%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
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 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 37%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 37%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 75%
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 56%
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 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
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 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 12%
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 6%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%

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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