Rating Group: National Education Association

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 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%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jon Corzine 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%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 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%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 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%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 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%
Patrick Kennedy 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%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson 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%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 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%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Robert Matsui 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%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 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%
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%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 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%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 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%
Pete Stark 100%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 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%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky 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%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 67%
Brad Carson 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
Robert Cramer 67%
Calvin Dooley 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Bart Gordon 67%
Jane Harman 67%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Nicholas Lampson 67%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 67%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
Mike Ross 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Ike Skelton 67%
John Tanner 67%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
David Wu 67%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
John Breaux 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Russ Feingold 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
Ernest Hollings 50%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
Gordon Smith 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Michael Collins 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Christopher John 33%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33%
James Leach 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
John McHugh 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
Jack Quinn 33%
Nick Smith 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Porter Goss 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Todd Platts 00%
Richard Pombo 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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