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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 36%
Sandy Adams 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 91%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 63%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 80%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 25%
Steve Austria 100%
Kelly Ayotte 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 88%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 25%
Max Baucus 64%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Mark Begich 55%
Dan Benishek 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 38%
Judy Biggert 94%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 94%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Tim Bishop 31%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 27%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
John Boehner 100%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 45%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
Bruce Braley 29%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
Paul Broun 88%
Corrine Brown 19%
Scott Brown 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 45%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
Ann Marie Buerkle 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 94%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
Lois Capps 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
Dennis Cardoza 56%
Russ Carnahan 33%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 45%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 47%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Jason Chaffetz 87%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Ben Chandler III 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 19%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 31%
Hansen Clarke 13%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 19%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 31%
Dan Coats 91%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 94%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 44%
Kent Conrad 64%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 55%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 69%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 73%
Jerry Costello 38%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 31%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Chip Cravaack 88%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Mark Critz 56%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 31%
Geoff Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 44%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 19%
James DeMint 73%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 31%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Bob Dold 94%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
David Dreier 100%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 45%
Donna Edwards 6%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 20%
Renee Ellmers 94%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 27%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 100%
Sam Farr 19%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 38%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
Bob Filner 13%
Stephen Fincher 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 94%
John Fleming, Jr. 94%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 100%
Randy Forbes 94%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
Barney Frank 19%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 13%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
Scott Garrett 88%
Jim Gerlach 100%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
Chris Gibson 94%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 45%
Phil Gingrey 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 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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