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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 47%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 92%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 92%
Thomas Allen 47%
Rob Andrews 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 47%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 93%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 54%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 73%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 45%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 87%
Tim Bishop 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 27%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 86%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 60%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
Dan Burton 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 87%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 58%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 53%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 58%
Julia Carson 43%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 57%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 45%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 53%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
Artur Davis 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
Geoff Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 47%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
Bill Delahunt 53%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 27%
James DeMint 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 93%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 33%
Chris Dodd 42%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 23%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 47%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 45%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 80%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 36%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
Barney Frank 29%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 87%
Jim Gerlach 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 87%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 31%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 93%
Tom Harkin 36%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
Doc Hastings 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 92%
Robert Hayes 93%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 43%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 87%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 53%

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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