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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 14%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 91%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 77%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 12%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 79%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 79%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 66%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 68%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 14%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 74%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 30%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 65%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 73%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 7%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 86%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 34%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 80%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 90%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 72%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 12%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 72%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 61%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 27%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 77%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 23%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 85%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Sandy Adams 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Todd Akin 79%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 10%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 71%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Charlie Bass 68%
Max Baucus 11%
Mark Begich 13%
Rick Berg 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 12%
Judy Biggert 66%

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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