Rating Group: National Education Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 75%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 25%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
Mike Castle 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 25%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 25%
Robert Hayes 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 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%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
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%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 75%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Connie Mack IV 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 75%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 25%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
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%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 25%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 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%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
John Peterson 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Todd Platts 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 25%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 25%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Jim Saxton 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%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
Gordon Smith 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 25%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 75%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 25%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz 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%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 25%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 25%

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