Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 4%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 7%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 54%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 78%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 92%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 92%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 64%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 14%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 14%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 85%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 85%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 85%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 7%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 57%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 78%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 57%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 85%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 92%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 72%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 68%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 21%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 14%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 78%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 21%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 14%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 28%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 7%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 7%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 35%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 14%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 78%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 92%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 21%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 28%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 71%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 21%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 71%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 64%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 21%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 63%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 4%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 7%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 77%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 92%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 85%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 72%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 21%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 7%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 14%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 71%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 7%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 72%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 72%
NA President Barack Obama II D 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 59%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 4%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 92%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 21%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 64%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 28%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 14%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 85%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 21%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 28%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 85%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 28%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 14%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 64%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 85%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 78%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 92%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 85%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 78%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 64%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 78%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 86%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 14%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 21%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 28%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 4%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 4%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 72%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 78%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 14%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 14%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 78%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 21%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 21%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 85%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 14%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 64%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 7%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 7%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 21%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 14%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 14%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 64%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 78%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 21%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 7%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 42%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 85%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 14%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 21%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 71%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 21%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 21%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 28%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 14%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 28%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 86%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 28%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 4%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Jason Altmire 64%
Rob Andrews 71%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Brian Baird 57%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 14%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
Nancy Boyda 64%
Henry Brown, Jr. 14%
Ginny Brown-Waite 21%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 90%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
Russ Carnahan 92%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Hillary Clinton 86%
Norm Coleman 18%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 71%
David Davis 7%
Geoff Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 42%
Thomas Davis III 28%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 71%
Chris Dodd 77%
Elizabeth Dole 4%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 72%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 14%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 28%
Brad Ellsworth 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
Philip English 28%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 28%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Gabrielle Giffords 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 64%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 92%
Phil Hare 85%
Jane Harman 85%
Robert Hayes 21%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 28%
Paul Hodes 92%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 57%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 85%
Tim Johnson 28%
Steve Kagen 85%
Paul Kanjorski 64%
Ric Keller 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Ron Klein 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 21%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
John Kuhl, Jr. 21%
Jon Kyl 4%
Ray LaHood 21%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Steve LaTourette 28%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 68%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Tim Mahoney 64%
Don Manzullo 14%
Jim Marshall 14%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 21%
James McCrery III 14%
John McHugh 28%
Michael McNulty 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 78%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 78%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 64%
Patrick Murphy 78%
Jack Murtha 78%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 59%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 28%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Jon Porter, Sr. 28%
Deborah Pryce 28%
George Radanovich 14%
James Ramstad 28%
Ralph Regula 28%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Richard Renzi 14%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 14%
Laura Richardson 7%
Ciro Rodriguez 64%
Mike Ross 64%
Steve Rothman 92%
Ken Salazar 68%
William Sali 7%
Jim Saxton 14%
Jean Schmidt 21%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 71%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 28%
Heath Shuler 71%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 68%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 57%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 14%
Zack Space 57%
Arlen Specter 4%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 7%
John Sununu 13%
Betty Sutton 92%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
Gene Taylor 28%
Todd Tiahrt 14%
Ed Towns 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78%
George Voinovich 13%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 7%
John Warner 9%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 72%
Anthony Weiner 92%
David Weldon 14%
Gerald Weller 21%
Robert Wexler 78%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 71%
Heather Wilson 14%
Lynn Woolsey 85%
David Wu 92%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 21%

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