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Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 89%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
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 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 94%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
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 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
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 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 46%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 16%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Spencer Bachus 94%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 94%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 89%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 16%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 42%
Joe Biden, Jr. 8%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 5%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 15%
Barbara Boxer 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
Bob Brady 5%
John Breaux 33%
Corrine Brown 5%
Sam Brownback 100%
Richard Bryan 16%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 94%
Dave Camp 94%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 70%
Chris Cannon 94%
Lois Capps 33%
Mike Capuano 5%
Julia Carson 5%
Mike Castle 73%
Lincoln Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 94%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
William Clay, Sr. 6%
Eva Clayton 10%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 16%
Robert Clement 47%
Howard Coble 84%
Thomas Coburn 89%
Thad Cochran 91%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 63%
Kent Conrad 18%
John Conyers, Jr. 5%
Merrill Cook 88%
John Cooksey 93%
Jerry Costello 15%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 68%
Philip Crane 100%
Joe Crowley 5%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%

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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