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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 63%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 68%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 77%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 37%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 26%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 24%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 28%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 68%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 35%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 73%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 32%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 37%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 31%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 83%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 68%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 70%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 47%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 76%

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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