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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vietnam Veterans of America

1989-1990 Positions

Issues: Veterans
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%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 40%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
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 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
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 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 20%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 40%
Tom Bevill 20%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
Kit Bond 0%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Rick Boucher 60%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 50%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 50%
Dan Burton 20%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 40%
John Chafee 50%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 40%
Cardiss Collins 60%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 20%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Thomas Daschle 100%
E. Kika de la Garza 20%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 60%
Norm Dicks 60%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 50%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Robert Dornan 20%
David Dreier 0%
Bill Emerson 40%
Lane Evans 100%
Jim Exon 50%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 40%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Wendell Ford 50%
Barney Frank 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 20%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Newt Gingrich 20%
John Glenn 50%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Albert Gore, Jr. 50%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Steven Gunderson 20%
Tony Hall 20%
Lee Hamilton 0%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
Mark Hatfield 50%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Harry Johnston 20%
J. Bennett Johnston 50%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 80%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 80%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Dale Kildee 80%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 20%
Tom Lantos 0%
Greg Laughlin 40%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 20%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
William Lipinski 40%
Robert Livingston 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 50%
Thomas Manton 20%
Matthew Martinez 60%
Robert Matsui 0%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Michael McNulty 60%
Jan Meyers 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 20%
Susan Molinari 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 20%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 50%
Don Nickles 50%
Sam Nunn 50%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Major Owens 60%
Michael Oxley 0%

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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