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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 6%
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 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 31%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 31%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
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 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 94%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 42%
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 7%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 92%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 81%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 7%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 81%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Joe Barton 13%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 6%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
Joe Biden, Jr. 92%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
John Boehner 20%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 75%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 13%
Barbara Boxer 91%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Bob Brady 80%
Corrine Brown 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Sam Brownback 42%

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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