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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Positions on Agriculture

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
William Baker 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 50%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Tom Bevill 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 0%
John Chafee 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 0%
William Cohen 100%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
Thomas Daschle 50%
E. Kika de la Garza 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 100%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 100%

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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