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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 73%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 52%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 61%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 46%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 61%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 73%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 61%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 4%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 34%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 24%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 34%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 34%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 61%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 87%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 69%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 61%
Brian Baird 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 62%
Cass Ballenger 73%
James Barcia 23%
Bob Barr, Jr. 80%
Bill Barrett 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Charlie Bass 84%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 57%
Max Baucus 19%
Evan Bayh 19%
Bob Bennett 66%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 26%
Joe Biden, Jr. 15%
Judy Biggert 69%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
John Boehner 76%
Kit Bond 57%
Henry Bonilla 69%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 8%
Barbara Boxer 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 19%
John Breaux 14%
Corrine Brown 3%
Richard Bryan 14%
Ed Bryant 69%
Jim Bunning 66%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 19%
Herbert Callahan 69%
Dave Camp 62%
Ben Campbell 61%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 76%
Lois Capps 12%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 53%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 64%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 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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