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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 52%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 26%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 68%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 42%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 9%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 38%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 65%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 63%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Joe Barton 76%
Charlie Bass 65%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 88%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 24%
Joe Biden, Jr. 17%
Judy Biggert 62%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Tim Bishop 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
John Boehner 73%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 68%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 15%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 65%
Barbara Boxer 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
Bob Brady 6%
Corrine Brown 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Sam Brownback 79%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jim Bunning 63%

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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