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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Sue Myrick 1%
Ben Nelson 40%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 7%
Don Nickles 2%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 1%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 99%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 74%
Thomas William Osborne 4%
Doug Ose 10%
Major Owens 97%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 86%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 96%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 3%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 3%
Joe Pitts 3%
Todd Platts 4%
Richard Pombo 4%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Deborah Pryce 7%
Adam Putnam 0%
Jack Quinn 9%
George Radanovich 3%
Nick Rahall II 66%
James Ramstad 11%
Charlie Rangel 87%
Ralph Regula 3%
Denny Rehberg 3%
Harry Reid 94%
Silvestre Reyes 84%
Thomas Reynolds 3%
Bob Riley 3%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 79%
Jay Rockefeller IV 96%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
Timothy Roemer 61%
Mike Rogers 3%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 93%
Marge Roukema 12%
Jim Ryun 3%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Loretta Sanchez 83%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 76%
Rick Santorum 2%
Paul Sarbanes 99%
Thomas Sawyer 93%
Jim Saxton 6%
Joe Scarborough 5%
Robert Schaffer 6%
Edward Schrock 1%
John Shadegg 3%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 6%
Christopher Shays 9%
Donald Sherwood 1%
Ronnie Shows 43%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 7%
Joseph Skeen 3%
Ike Skelton 61%
Louise Slaughter 99%
Gordon Smith 11%
Nick Smith 6%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 76%
Mark Souder 4%
Arlen Specter 33%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 1%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 4%
Charles Stenholm 66%
Ted Stevens 13%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 89%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 9%
Tom Tancredo 4%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 57%
Lee Terry 4%
Craig Thomas 1%
William Thomas 7%
Fred Thompson 10%
Karen Thurman 87%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 1%
Pat Tiberi 1%
John Tierney 96%
Robert Torricelli 71%
Ed Towns 89%
James Traficant, Jr. 7%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
James Turner 70%
Mark Udall 96%
David Vitter 3%
George Voinovich 6%
James Walsh 6%
Zach Wamp 4%
John Warner 13%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 94%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 94%
Anthony Weiner 96%
David Weldon 1%
W. Curtis Weldon 6%
Gerald Weller 3%
Paul Wellstone 99%
Robert Wexler 97%
Ed Whitfield 1%
Heather Wilson 3%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 79%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 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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