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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Bread for the World

1996 Positions on Addressing World Hunger

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
Major Owens 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Harold Ford, Sr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Sam Gibbons 100%
John Glenn 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Tony Hall 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Harry Johnston 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Pete Peterson 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Pat Schroeder 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Paul Simon 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Ray Thornton 100%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Michael Ward 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Tom Bevill 90%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 90%
Frank Tejeda 90%
Charles Wilson 90%
E. Kika de la Garza 89%
Charles Rose III 89%
Pat Williams 89%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
Carol Moseley Braun 86%
James Barcia 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Bill Bradley 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
William Coyne 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
Ronald Dellums 83%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Calvin Dooley 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Victor Fazio 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Sam Gejdenson 83%
Henry Gonzalez 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
W.G. Hefner 83%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
J. Bennett Johnston 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Ronald Klink 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
William Luther 83%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
David Minge 83%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
Dave Obey 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
Donald Payne 83%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
David Skaggs 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Charles Stenholm 83%
Louis Stokes 83%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Tanner 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
Karen Thurman 83%
Esteban Edward Torres 83%
Robert Torricelli 83%
Ed Towns 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
Bruce Vento 83%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
Bob Wise, Jr. 83%
Albert Wynn 83%
Glen Browder 80%
William Jefferson 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
Bill Orton 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
Robert Byrd 71%
Kent Conrad 71%
Byron Dorgan 71%
Russ Feingold 71%
Wendell Ford 71%
Ernest Hollings 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 71%
Joe Lieberman 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 71%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
Rob Andrews 67%
Jim Chapman 67%
Robert Clement 67%
Gary Condit 67%
Peter Deutsch 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%

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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