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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Benefits Council

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
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 67%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 57%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
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 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 57%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 71%
George Allen 71%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 71%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 33%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Corrine Brown 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 71%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 67%
Julia Carson 33%
Mike Castle 100%
Lincoln Chafee 14%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 100%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Barbara Cubin 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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