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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 33%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 21%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 63%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 21%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 42%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 21%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 89%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 25%
Richard Armey 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Spencer Bachus 78%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 89%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 78%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Joe Barton 78%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 16%
Bob Bennett 78%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 4%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 21%
Joe Biden, Jr. 26%
Judy Biggert 63%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
John Boehner 70%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 70%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 26%
Barbara Boxer 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
Bob Brady 4%
John Breaux 37%
Corrine Brown 4%
Sam Brownback 89%
Ed Bryant 92%
Jim Bunning 83%
Conrad Burns 74%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 26%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Dave Camp 83%
Ben Campbell 74%
Chris Cannon 83%
Lois Capps 25%
Mike Capuano 4%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 67%
Lincoln Chafee 47%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
Eva Clayton 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Robert Clement 33%
Howard Coble 88%
Thad Cochran 79%
Michael Collins 83%
Larry Combest 75%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
John Conyers, Jr. 8%
John Cooksey 62%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 86%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 95%
Joe Crowley 13%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Daschle 5%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 74%
Nathan Deal 67%
Bill Delahunt 13%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 4%
John Dingell 9%
Chris Dodd 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 72%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 75%

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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