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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 85%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 85%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 85%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 5%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 5%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 70%
Joe Biden, Jr. 95%
Judy Biggert 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 85%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bob Brady 95%
John Breaux 50%
Corrine Brown 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Sam Brownback 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Max Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 95%
Mike Capuano 95%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 100%

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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