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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
George Allen 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 96%
David Lee Hobson 96%
James Kolbe 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 96%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
George Radanovich 96%
William Thomas 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
Heather Wilson 96%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 96%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
Elizabeth Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 94%
Kay Hutchison 94%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 94%
Ben Nelson 94%
James Talent 94%
Rodney Alexander 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
Bob Beauprez 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
Eric Cantor 93%
Chris Chocola 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
Geoff Davis 93%
Thelma Drake 93%
David Dreier 93%
Philip English 93%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
Mark Green 93%
Melissa Hart 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
Mark Kennedy 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 93%
Jerry Lewis 93%
John Linder 93%
Dan Lungren 93%
Don Manzullo 93%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 93%
Anne Northup 93%
James Nussle 93%
Thomas William Osborne 93%
Jon Porter, Sr. 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
Ralph Regula 93%
Richard Renzi 93%
Thomas Reynolds 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 93%
Jim Ryun 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 93%
Donald Sherwood 93%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
Mike Sodrel 93%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 93%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
Gerald Weller 93%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Paul Gillmor 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
Ray LaHood 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
James McCrery III 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Michael Oxley 92%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
John Peterson 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Bill Young 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Todd Akin 89%
Wayne Allard 89%
Judy Biggert 89%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 89%
Henry Bonilla 89%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 89%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
Larry Craig 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 89%
James DeMint 89%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Michael Ferguson 89%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 89%
William Frist 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 89%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89%
Katherine Harris 89%
Robert Hayes 89%
Pete Hoekstra 89%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 89%
John Kuhl, Jr. 89%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 89%
Denny Rehberg 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
Cliff Stearns 89%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
Craig Thomas 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
James Walsh 89%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
Norm Coleman 88%
Barbara Cubin 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
Thomas DeLay 88%
John Ensign 88%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
Ric Keller 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
Richard Pombo 88%
Deborah Pryce 88%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 88%
John Schwarz 88%
Gordon Smith 88%
Arlen Specter 88%
John Sweeney 88%

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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