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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 17%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 58%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 8%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 58%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 17%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 33%
Robert Barr, Jr. 8%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 8%

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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