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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 93%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 52%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 54%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 47%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 47%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 57%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 73%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 47%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 47%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 46%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 52%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 46%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 53%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 61%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 61%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 47%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 38%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 53%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 73%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 47%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 42%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 42%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 46%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 57%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 58%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 63%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 23%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 38%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 42%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 41%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 46%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 52%
Rob Andrews 38%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 94%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 46%
Evan Bayh 60%

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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