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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
John Boehner 10%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 70%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 80%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 10%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 20%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 30%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 30%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 10%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Robert Clement 90%
Dan Coats 10%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 90%
Wes Cooley 10%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 10%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 20%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Nathan Deal 20%
Eligio de la Garza II 80%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 90%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 80%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Robert Dornan 11%
David Dreier 10%
John Duncan, Jr. 30%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 30%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%

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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