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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 65%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 45%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 84%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 95%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 47%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 55%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 42%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 45%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 95%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 53%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 55%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 55%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 45%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 35%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 31%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 35%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 42%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 44%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 94%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 45%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 65%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 68%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 28%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 47%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 85%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 85%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 45%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 45%

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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