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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 3%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 96%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 1%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 1%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 1%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 99%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 3%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 99%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 26%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 4%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 1%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 3%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 6%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 3%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 97%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 99%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 1%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 1%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 3%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 2%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 87%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 87%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 74%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 3%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 87%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 3%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 77%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 98%
Todd Akin 1%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 8%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 83%
Richard Armey 2%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Spencer Bachus 4%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 9%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 1%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 3%
Joe Barton 1%
Charlie Bass 6%
Max Baucus 51%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 2%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 84%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 66%
Joe Biden, Jr. 90%
Judy Biggert 9%
Michael Bilirakis 4%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 16%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 2%
Henry Bonilla 1%
David Edward Bonior 96%
Mary Bono Mack 3%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 76%
Rick Boucher 82%
Barbara Boxer 98%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
Bob Brady 93%
John Breaux 45%
Corrine Brown 98%
Henry Brown, Jr. 1%
Sam Brownback 2%
Ed Bryant 1%
Jim Bunning 2%
Conrad Burns 2%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 87%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 1%
Ben Campbell 9%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 3%
Lois Capps 86%
Mike Capuano 93%
Brad Carson 79%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 16%
Lincoln Chafee 37%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 96%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 67%
Hillary Clinton 98%
Howard Coble 3%
Thad Cochran 16%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 61%
Kent Conrad 91%
John Conyers, Jr. 96%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 98%
Jerry Costello 72%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 98%
Larry Craig 2%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 1%
Ander Crenshaw 1%

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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