Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 11%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 88%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 55%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 88%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 70%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 11%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 88%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 12%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 87%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 55%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 77%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 88%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 77%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 88%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 88%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 66%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 66%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 87%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 87%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 87%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 88%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 66%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 88%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 22%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 66%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 44%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 88%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 88%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 66%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 77%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 62%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 77%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 11%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 11%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 77%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 22%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 55%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 77%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 87%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 88%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 22%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 77%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 11%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 44%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 11%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 77%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 77%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 11%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 12%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 11%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 55%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 11%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 77%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 77%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 77%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 77%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 88%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 44%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 12%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 88%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 88%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 88%
Neil Abercrombie 55%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 10%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
John Barrow 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 77%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 55%
Joe Biden, Jr. 40%
Judy Biggert 11%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
Tim Bishop 88%
John Boehner 22%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
Corrine Brown 87%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 22%
Jim Bunning 10%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 40%
Dave Camp 11%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 88%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
Russ Carnahan 88%
Julia Carson 66%
Mike Castle 77%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 88%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 40%
Norm Coleman 11%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 55%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 22%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 55%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 11%
Bill Delahunt 87%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Norm Dicks 66%
John Dingell 77%
Chris Dodd 44%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 11%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 22%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Terry Everett 11%
Sam Farr 88%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 87%
Tom Feeney 11%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 88%
Randy Forbes 11%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 55%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Phil Gingrey 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 70%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 60%
Jane Harman 87%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 11%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 33%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 44%
Rush Holt, Jr. 88%
Mike Honda 88%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 22%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Steve Israel 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 44%
Bobby Jindal 11%
Tim Johnson 66%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 66%
Richard Keller 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
John Kerry 40%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 44%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 40%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 60%
Ray LaHood 33%
Mary Landrieu 22%
Tom Lantos 88%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Carl Levin 30%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 10%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 22%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 30%
Jim Matheson 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 88%
John McHugh 22%
Mike McIntyre 62%
Buck McKeon 11%
Michael McNulty 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 88%
Barbara Mikulski 50%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 11%
George Miller 88%
Jeff Miller 22%
Brad Miller 77%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jim Moran, Jr. 88%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 10%
Randy Neugebauer 11%
Barack Obama II 40%
Jim Oberstar 66%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 87%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Ed Pastor 88%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 83%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Joe Pitts 11%
Todd Platts 37%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 20%
Adam Putnam 11%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 50%
Charlie Rangel 88%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 40%
Richard Renzi 22%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Jay Rockefeller IV 30%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 88%
John Salazar 55%
Ken Salazar 30%
Loretta Sanchez 88%
Jim Saxton 77%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 88%
John Shadegg 22%
Christopher Shays 77%
Ike Skelton 55%
Gordon Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 66%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 66%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 90%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 77%
Gene Taylor 77%
Lee Terry 11%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 88%
Ed Towns 42%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
Mark Udall 88%
David Vitter 10%
George Voinovich 10%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Henry Waxman 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 11%
Robert Wexler 77%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 33%
Frank Wolf 22%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 44%
Bill Young 37%

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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