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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 68%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 37%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 42%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 54%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
Joe Biden, Jr. 15%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
Corrine Brown 9%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
Sam Brownback 88%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Dave Camp 84%
Ben Campbell 57%
Mike Castle 75%
John Chafee 65%
Saxby Chambliss 73%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 78%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 11%
Dan Coats 92%
Howard Coble 86%
Thomas Coburn 91%
Thad Cochran 62%
William Cohen 55%
Ronald Coleman 9%
Barbara-Rose Collins 6%
Cardiss Collins 17%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 73%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 27%
John Conyers, Jr. 20%
Wes Cooley 84%
Jerry Costello 35%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 84%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 90%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 84%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Alfonse D'Amato 68%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 15%
Thomas Davis III 64%
Nathan Deal 73%
Eligio de la Garza II 27%
Thomas DeLay 68%
Ronald Dellums 18%
Peter Deutsch 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 15%
John Dingell 13%
Julian Dixon 11%
Chris Dodd 15%
Robert Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 45%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Robert Dornan 78%
David Dreier 86%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 74%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Bill Emerson 65%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 88%
Lane Evans 15%
Terry Everett 66%
Thomas Ewing 81%
Jim Exon 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 81%
Sam Farr 11%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 15%
Harris Fawell 84%
Victor Fazio 13%
Russ Feingold 44%
Cleo Fields 18%
Jack Fields, Jr. 86%
Bob Filner 14%
Floyd Flake 13%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 71%
Mark Foley 84%
Michael Patrick Forbes 65%

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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