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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 96%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 48%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 46%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 21%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 21%
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 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
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 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 9%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
Neil Abercrombie 21%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 42%
Joe Biden, Jr. 13%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 96%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Tim Bishop 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 96%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 30%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 96%
Barbara Boxer 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 61%
Bob Brady 13%
Corrine Brown 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 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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