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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 16%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 97%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 72%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 93%
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 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 49%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 19%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 24%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 97%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Rob Andrews 34%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 97%
Henry Scott Baesler 59%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 97%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 89%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 83%
Max Baucus 41%
Anthony Beilenson 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 23%
Tom Bevill 40%
Joe Biden, Jr. 38%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 97%
Peter Blute 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 62%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 19%
Sonny Bono 94%
Robert Borski, Jr. 19%
Rick Boucher 33%
Barbara Boxer 24%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
Bill Brewster 67%
Corrine Brown 19%
George Brown, Jr. 24%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 20%
Dale Bumpers 34%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 97%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 97%
Robert Byrd 24%
Herbert Callahan 97%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 86%
Thomas Campbell 78%
Mike Castle 86%
John Chafee 86%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
Eva Clayton 19%
Robert Clement 65%
William Clinger 100%
Dan Coats 100%
Howard Coble 92%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Thad Cochran 92%
William Cohen 81%
Ronald Coleman 20%
Barbara-Rose Collins 11%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 97%
Gary Condit 78%
Kent Conrad 34%
John Conyers, Jr. 11%
Jerry Costello 39%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 16%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 81%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 97%
Alfonse D'Amato 72%
Patsy Ann Danner 76%
Thomas Daschle 34%
Thomas Davis III 89%
Nathan Deal 89%
Eligio de la Garza II 44%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Ronald Dellums 11%
Peter Deutsch 34%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 78%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 27%
John Dingell 19%
Julian Dixon 22%
Chris Dodd 34%
Robert Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 93%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 97%
Byron Dorgan 45%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 92%
John Duncan, Jr. 95%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 89%
Bill Emerson 100%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 97%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 97%
Sam Farr 17%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 18%
Harris Fawell 95%
Victor Fazio 41%

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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