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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 91%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 18%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 8%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 18%
Bill Archer 91%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 83%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 91%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 91%
Bill Barrett 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 91%
Herbert Bateman 83%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 16%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 72%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 91%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
Robert Borski, Jr. 8%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
John Breaux 20%
Richard Bryan 20%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 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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