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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Barrier Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 45%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 36%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 45%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 63%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 36%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 45%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 38%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 55%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 27%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 36%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 64%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 55%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 88%
Brian Baird 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 73%
Cass Ballenger 55%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Joe Barton 55%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Shelley Berkley 27%
Howard Berman 55%
Marion Berry 36%
Joe Biden, Jr. 38%
Judy Biggert 91%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
John Boehner 73%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 45%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Bob Brady 36%
John Breaux 88%
Corrine Brown 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 64%
Sam Brownback 100%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 64%
Ben Campbell 38%
Chris Cannon 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
Lois Capps 45%
Mike Capuano 36%
Brad Carson 73%
Mike Castle 64%
Lincoln Chafee 88%
Saxby Chambliss 55%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Howard Coble 18%
Thad Cochran 88%
Michael Collins 45%
Larry Combest 70%
Kent Conrad 13%
John Conyers, Jr. 44%
Jon Corzine 13%
Jerry Costello 36%
Christopher Cox 55%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 73%
Ander Crenshaw 55%
Joe Crowley 55%
Barbara Cubin 56%
Randall Cunningham 45%
Thomas Daschle 38%
James Davis 55%
Jo Ann Davis 18%
Mark Dayton 25%
Nathan Deal 36%
Bill Delahunt 45%
Thomas DeLay 67%
James DeMint 73%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 36%
Chris Dodd 13%

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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