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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2004 Trade Barrier Votes Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 45%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 91%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 45%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 91%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 55%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 56%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 55%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 45%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 64%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 64%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 36%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 91%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
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 55%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 64%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 45%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 55%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
Neil Abercrombie 45%
Gary Ackerman 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 45%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 64%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 45%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 78%
Brian Baird 73%
J. Gresham Barrett 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 64%
Joe Barton 64%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 70%
Bob Bennett 90%
Shelley Berkley 63%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 45%
Joe Biden, Jr. 40%
Judy Biggert 91%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Tim Bishop 64%
John Boehner 73%
Kit Bond 78%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 64%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 55%
Barbara Boxer 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 82%
Bob Brady 45%
Corrine Brown 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Sam Brownback 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 70%
Jim Bunning 70%
Dan Burton 45%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
Dave Camp 91%
Chris Cannon 67%
Eric Cantor 73%
Lois Capps 82%
Mike Capuano 55%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
Mike Castle 91%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Hillary Clinton 56%
Howard Coble 36%
Thad Cochran 80%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 50%
John Conyers, Jr. 50%
Jerry Costello 45%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 82%
Ander Crenshaw 64%
Joe Crowley 91%
Barbara Cubin 78%
John Culberson 64%
Artur Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Nathan Deal 45%
Bill Delahunt 45%
James DeMint 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 82%
John Dingell 73%

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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