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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
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 76%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 78%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 22%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 28%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
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 64%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
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 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 88%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 78%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 35%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 7%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 77%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Brian Baird 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 28%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 85%
Herbert Bateman 85%

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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