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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 35%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 38%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 1%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 1%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 1%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 1%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 7%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 1%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 99%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 99%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 96%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 1%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 3%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 47%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 4%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 65%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 1%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 2%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 2%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 3%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 1%

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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