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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 41%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 28%
Rob Andrews 25%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 76%
Brian Baird 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
Cass Ballenger 84%
James Barcia 52%
Bob Barr, Jr. 76%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 12%
Bill Barrett 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 86%
Charlie Bass 88%
Herbert Bateman 92%
Max Baucus 59%
Evan Bayh 59%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 22%
Bob Bennett 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 40%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 26%
Marion Berry 58%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 47%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 68%
Michael Bilirakis 88%
Jeff Bingaman 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Kit Bond 94%
Henry Bonilla 84%
David Edward Bonior 16%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Robert Borski, Jr. 24%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 48%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 47%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
John Breaux 56%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 94%
Richard Bryan 53%
Ed Bryant 92%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 84%
Dan Burton 83%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 47%
Herbert Callahan 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
Ben Campbell 94%
Thomas Campbell 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 84%
Chris Cannon 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 28%
Julia Carson 18%
Mike Castle 72%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 84%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 77%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 73%
William Clay, Sr. 22%
Eva Clayton 21%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 47%
Robert Clement 68%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
Michael Collins 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 64%
Kent Conrad 53%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
Merrill Cook 76%
John Cooksey 91%
Jerry Costello 24%
Paul Coverdell 82%
Christopher Cox 75%
William Coyne 24%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 72%
Philip Crane 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
Barbara Cubin 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Patsy Ann Danner 64%
Thomas Daschle 56%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
James Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 84%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 24%
Bill Delahunt 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 16%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Jay Dickey 83%
Norm Dicks 28%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 24%
Julian Dixon 26%
Chris Dodd 53%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 80%
Byron Dorgan 35%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 32%
David Dreier 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 56%
Jennifer Dunn 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 35%
John Edwards 41%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 96%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
Philip English 76%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
Bob Etheridge 48%
Lane Evans 16%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 24%
Russ Feingold 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 53%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 88%
Ernest Fletcher 96%
Mark Foley 72%
Michael Patrick Forbes 44%
Harold Ford, Jr. 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 91%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Barney Frank 21%
Robert Franks 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 42%
Elton Gallegly 84%
John Ganske 45%
Sam Gejdenson 28%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 24%
Jim Gibbons 68%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Benjamin Gilman 48%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 84%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 71%
Slade Gorton 88%
Porter Goss 92%
Daniel Graham 35%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
Rodney Grams 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 24%
James Greenwood 76%
Judd Gregg 76%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 16%

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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