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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 39%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 44%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 72%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 94%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 28%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 94%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 41%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 44%
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 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 41%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 39%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 93%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 44%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 56%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 37%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 44%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 74%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 46%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 37%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 41%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 52%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 41%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 37%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 48%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 35%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
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 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 48%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 89%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 52%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 41%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 48%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 37%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 44%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 48%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 59%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 38%

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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