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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 22%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 21%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 86%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 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.

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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