Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Max Baucus 83%
Bob Bennett 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
John Breaux 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 67%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Ben Campbell 17%
John Chafee 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 83%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
Kent Conrad 83%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Thomas Daschle 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 17%
Chris Dodd 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Byron Dorgan 83%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Wendell Ford 67%
William Frist 33%
John Glenn 83%
Slade Gorton 17%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
Judd Gregg 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 83%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Herb Kohl 83%
Jon Kyl 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 83%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 17%
Dick Lugar 50%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 83%
Frank Murkowski 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Don Nickles 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 83%
Charles Robb 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 17%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Arlen Specter 83%
Ted Stevens 33%
Craig Thomas 17%
Fred Thompson 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Robert Torricelli 83%
John Warner 17%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%

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