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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 19%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 30%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 69%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 85%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 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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