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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Environment Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 22%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 29%
Bill Archer 96%
Richard Armey 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
Henry Scott Baesler 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 54%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Max Baucus 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
Anthony Beilenson 4%
Bob Bennett 78%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 4%
Tom Bevill 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 92%
Peter Blute 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 24%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 92%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Rick Boucher 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Bill Bradley 25%
John Breaux 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
George Brown, Jr. 4%
Hank Brown 89%
Richard Bryan 0%
John Bryant 16%
Dale Bumpers 11%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 62%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
Ben Campbell 11%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Mike Castle 64%
John Chafee 0%
William Clay, Sr. 5%
Eva Clayton 4%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 78%
William Cohen 22%
Ronald Coleman 12%
Barbara-Rose Collins 5%
Cardiss Collins 8%
Michael Collins 88%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
Jerry Costello 25%
Paul Coverdell 67%
Christopher Cox 96%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 41%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
Randall Cunningham 88%
Alfonse D'Amato 78%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
E. Kika de la Garza 39%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 95%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 4%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 22%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 11%
Robert Dole 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 22%
Robert Dornan 91%
David Dreier 95%
Jennifer Dunn 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bill Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 88%
Thomas Ewing 88%
Jim Exon 11%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
Harris Fawell 36%
Victor Fazio 30%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
Cleo Fields 17%
Jack Fields, Jr. 92%
Bob Filner 4%
Floyd Flake 18%
Wendell Ford 11%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Barney Frank 8%
Gary Franks 21%
Robert Franks 30%
Jonas Frost III 38%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 12%
Pete Geren 64%
Sam Gibbons 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Benjamin Gilman 29%
Newt Gingrich 91%
John Glenn 22%
Henry Gonzalez 12%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Slade Gorton 44%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 22%
William Phillip Gramm 89%
Rodney Grams 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%
Judd Gregg 44%
Steven Gunderson 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 84%
Tony Hall 16%
Lee Hamilton 40%
Melton Hancock 96%
James Hansen 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
Jane Harman 36%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 78%
Mark Hatfield 44%
Joel Hefley 84%
W.G. Hefner 20%
Jesse Helms 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Ernest Hollings 25%
Stephen Horn 52%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Kay Hutchison 78%
Henry Hyde 88%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 8%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
Nancy Johnson 32%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
Harry Johnston 8%
J. Bennett Johnston 38%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 22%
Dirk Kempthorne 62%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Joseph Kennedy II 4%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 4%
Bob Kerrey 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 22%
Dale Kildee 4%
Jay Kim 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
Gerald Kleczka 8%

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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