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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 77%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 28%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 85%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 85%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 11%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 85%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 35%
Joe Biden, Jr. 11%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 21%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Bob Brady 0%
John Breaux 12%
Corrine Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 11%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 87%
Thomas Campbell 57%
Chris Cannon 92%
Lois Capps 14%
Mike Capuano 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 64%
Saxby Chambliss 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 76%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 42%
Howard Coble 76%
Thomas Coburn 76%
Thad Cochran 100%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 11%
John Conyers, Jr. 7%
Merrill Cook 71%
John Cooksey 85%
Jerry Costello 7%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 100%
Joe Crowley 7%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 85%

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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