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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
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 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 97%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
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 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%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 97%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 93%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 3%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 97%
Rob Andrews 3%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 97%
James Barcia 7%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 19%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 3%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 7%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 7%
Bill Bradley 10%
John Breaux 19%
Bill Brewster 41%
Glen Browder 18%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 77%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 78%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Mike Castle 90%
John Chafee 71%
Jim Chapman 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 93%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 14%
William Clinger 90%
William Cohen 40%

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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