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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

1999 Positions

Issues: Trade
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
Gary Ackerman 60%
Rob Andrews 20%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 80%
Brian Baird 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boehner 80%
Kit Bond 80%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 60%
Barbara Boxer 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Bob Brady 20%
Corrine Brown 40%
Sam Brownback 60%
Jim Bunning 20%
Steve Buyer 20%
Dave Camp 100%
Lois Capps 60%
Mike Capuano 20%
Mike Castle 80%
Howard Coble 20%
Thad Cochran 80%
Kent Conrad 60%
John Conyers, Jr. 20%
Jerry Costello 20%
Joe Crowley 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 60%
Chris Dodd 80%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 100%
John Duncan, Jr. 0%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Sam Farr 60%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 60%
Russ Feingold 20%
Bob Filner 40%
Barney Frank 20%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 60%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Henry Gonzalez 80%
Bob Goodlatte 60%
Bart Gordon 40%
Gene Green 20%
Judd Gregg 40%
Ralph Hall 60%
Tom Harkin 60%
Doc Hastings 100%
Orrin Hatch 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 60%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Tim Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 40%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Sam Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Walter Jones, Jr. 0%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
John Kerry 60%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
Jack Kingston 20%
Herb Kohl 40%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 40%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 60%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Carl Levin 60%
Sandy Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 80%
Frank LoBiondo 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
John McCain III 20%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 80%
John Mica 20%
Barbara Mikulski 60%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Sue Myrick 40%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Ed Pastor 60%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 60%
Tom Petri 60%
Joe Pitts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
George Radanovich 80%
Nick Rahall II 20%
Charlie Rangel 80%
Harry Reid 20%
Silvestre Reyes 60%

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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