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Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 63%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 87%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 7%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 75%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 89%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 88%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 85%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 20%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 90%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 6%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 6%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 81%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 83%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 98%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 85%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 31%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 95%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 94%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 78%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 69%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 3%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 6%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%

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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