Rating Group: National Education Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 35%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 84%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 16%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 85%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 15%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 21%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 21%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 21%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 16%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 26%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 16%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 32%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 30%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 35%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 16%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 26%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 95%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 32%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 31%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 35%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 15%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 26%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
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 95%
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 Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 94%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 94%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 20%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 16%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 35%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 26%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 28%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 26%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 95%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 85%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 20%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 26%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 32%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 26%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 95%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 21%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 95%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 30%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 20%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 21%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 95%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 15%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 30%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
Neil Abercrombie 79%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 15%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Spencer Bachus 21%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Beauprez 20%
Bob Bennett 32%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 89%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 21%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 26%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 89%
Dave Camp 20%
Chris Cannon 12%
Eric Cantor 20%
Dennis Cardoza 95%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 95%
Mike Castle 37%
Linc Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Chris Chocola 20%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Howard Coble 20%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 85%
Christopher Cox 15%
Larry Craig 16%
Robert Cramer 89%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 16%
Artur Davis 95%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 16%
James DeMint 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 95%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 22%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 32%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 16%
Tom Feeney 16%
Russ Feingold 85%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 89%
Mark Foley 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 19%
Barney Frank 90%
William Frist 25%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gerlach 30%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 21%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Phil Gingrey 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 95%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Charles Hagel 35%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 90%
Jane Harman 94%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
Doc Hastings 20%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 35%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Thomas Holden 85%
Rush Holt, Jr. 95%
Darlene Hooley 95%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 22%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 95%
James Merrill Jeffords 84%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
Ric Keller 21%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 28%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 33%
Mary Landrieu 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 84%
James Leach 53%
Carl Levin 85%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 30%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 95%
Jim Matheson 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
James McCrery III 20%
John McHugh 45%
Mike McIntyre 90%
Buck McKeon 25%
Michael McNulty 95%
Martin Meehan 89%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 20%
George Miller 89%
Brad Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 94%
Dennis Moore 85%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
Jack Murtha 94%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 16%
Ben Nelson 90%
Robert William Ney 35%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Major Owens 94%
Michael Oxley 15%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 20%
Tom Petri 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
Todd Platts 45%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 84%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Mark Pryor 85%
George Radanovich 21%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 21%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 89%
Jim Ryun 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 85%
Rick Santorum 21%
Paul Sarbanes 85%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Shadegg 15%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
Christopher Shays 32%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 55%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Ted Stevens 35%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 21%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 21%
James Talent 25%
Tom Tancredo 15%
John Tanner 78%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 55%
Lee Terry 21%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 21%
John Tierney 85%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
Mark Udall 83%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 35%
Diane Watson 89%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 94%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 21%
W. Curtis Weldon 22%
Gerald Weller 21%
Robert Wexler 89%
Heather Wilson 35%
Frank Wolf 20%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Bill Young 26%

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