Rating Group: Bread for the World

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 67%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 33%
Richard Armey 67%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 67%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
John Boehner 67%
Kit Bond 67%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 67%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 67%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Dave Camp 67%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
Chris Cannon 33%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
John Chafee 33%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 33%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 33%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 33%
Barbara Cubin 67%
Randall Cunningham 67%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 33%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 67%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
Philip English 67%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 67%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 67%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 67%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
William Goodling 67%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 67%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 33%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 67%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 67%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Doc Hastings 67%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 33%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 50%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 67%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 33%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 33%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 100%
Carl Levin 67%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 67%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 67%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 33%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 33%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 67%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 100%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 67%
David McIntosh 67%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 67%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 33%
George Miller 100%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 33%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 67%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 100%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 67%
Owen Pickett 100%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 67%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
James Rogan 100%
William Roth, Jr. 67%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 33%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 67%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 33%
Robert Schaffer 67%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
Christopher Shays 100%
E.G. Shuster 67%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 67%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 67%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 33%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 67%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 67%
Craig Thomas 67%
William Thomas 67%
Fred Thompson 33%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 33%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 67%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
James Turner 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 67%
John Warner 67%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 67%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 67%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett N/A 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 33%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 67%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 33%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 033%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 67%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 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.

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