Rating Group: National Education Association

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
James Barcia 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
Constance Morella 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
John Breaux 90%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
Ben Nelson 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Gary Condit 83%
Robert Cramer 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Barney Frank 83%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Bart Gordon 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
Christopher John 83%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
John LaFalce 83%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
Ken Lucas 83%
William Luther 83%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 83%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Carrie Meek 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
David Phelps 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 83%
Ronnie Shows 83%
Ike Skelton 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Gene Taylor 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Jean Carnahan 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 70%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 66%
Mike Castle 66%
Robert Clement 66%
Thomas Davis III 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
George Gekas 66%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 66%
Tony Hall 66%
Stephen Horn 66%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 66%
Tim Johnson 66%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 66%
James Leach 66%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66%
John McHugh 66%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 66%
Robert William Ney 66%
Thomas William Osborne 66%
Todd Platts 66%
Jack Quinn 66%
Denny Rehberg 66%
Marge Roukema 66%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 66%
John Tanner 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 66%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
Ben Campbell 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
Philip English 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
John Ganske 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
William Lipinski 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Doug Ose 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
Joseph Skeen 50%
John Sweeney 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Bill Young 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40%
Gordon Smith 40%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
Cass Ballenger 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
Herbert Callahan 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 33%
Michael Collins 33%
John Cooksey 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Terry Everett 33%
Ernest Fletcher 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Porter Goss 33%
Mark Green 33%
James Greenwood 33%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
Van Hilleary 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Henry Hyde 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Ric Keller 33%
Mark Kennedy 33%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
James Kolbe 33%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 33%
Anne Northup 33%
Michael Oxley 33%
John Peterson 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Richard Pombo 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 33%
Bob Riley 33%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Edward Schrock 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 33%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
Bob Stump 33%
John Sununu 33%
William Tauzin 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33%
William Thomas 33%
James Walsh 33%
Wesley Watkins 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
George Allen 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
John Ensign 30%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 30%
Kay Hutchison 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
Ted Stevens 30%
John Warner 30%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kit Bond 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
Frank Murkowski 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
Craig Thomas 20%
Fred Thompson 20%
Richard Armey 16%
Bob Barr, Jr. 16%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 16%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 16%
Ed Bryant 16%
Dan Burton 16%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 16%
Chris Cannon 16%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 16%
Larry Combest 16%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 16%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 16%
Jo Ann Davis 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 16%
Thomas DeLay 16%
James DeMint 16%
John Doolittle 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 16%
Mark Foley 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 16%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 16%
Gilbert Gutknecht 16%
James Hansen 16%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 16%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 16%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 16%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Ron Lewis 16%
John Linder 16%
James McCrery III 16%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 16%
Dan Miller 16%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 16%
Sue Myrick 16%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 16%
James Nussle 16%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 16%
George Radanovich 16%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 16%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 16%
Nick Smith 16%
Mark Souder 16%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Charles Taylor 16%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 16%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 16%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
Jim Bunning 10%
Larry Craig 10%
William Frist 10%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
Jon Kyl 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Don Nickles 10%
Rick Santorum 10%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Brian Kerns 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
David Weldon 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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