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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 27%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 71%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 73%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 13%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Joe Barton 20%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 20%
Max Baucus 73%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 67%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
Peter Blute 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
John Boehner 7%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Rick Boucher 73%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 67%
Bill Brewster 29%
Glen Browder 53%
Corrine Brown 80%
George Brown, Jr. 87%
Hank Brown 13%
Sam Brownback 8%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 13%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 7%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 87%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Dave Camp 33%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 47%
Mike Castle 33%
John Chafee 27%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Jim Chapman 53%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 13%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Robert Clement 47%
William Clinger 7%
Dan Coats 7%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Thad Cochran 8%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 93%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 13%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 87%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Wes Cooley 13%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 7%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 7%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 7%
Barbara Cubin 7%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 87%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Nathan Deal 13%
Eligio de la Garza II 64%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 67%
John Dingell 93%
Julian Dixon 73%
Chris Dodd 87%
Robert Dole 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 7%
David Dreier 13%
John Duncan, Jr. 27%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 7%
Bill Emerson 7%
Philip English 50%

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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