Rating Group: National Education Association

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 33%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
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 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 66%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 66%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 66%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 66%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 75%
Ed Bryant 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 33%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 80%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 80%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 66%
Mark Foley 66%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 66%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 66%
John Ganske 33%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 33%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 33%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 33%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 66%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 33%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Doug Ose 33%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 33%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 33%
Jack Quinn 66%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 66%
Ralph Regula 33%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 33%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 50%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 66%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 66%
Ronnie Shows 100%
Joseph Skeen 33%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Floyd Spence 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 66%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 33%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 33%
John Sweeney 33%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 33%
Charles Taylor 33%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 33%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 66%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
Robert Torricelli 80%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 100%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 33%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 33%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 33%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%

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