Rating Group: National Education Association

2007 Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D A
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D A
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R B
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R D
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R F
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D A
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R F
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R F
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R F
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D A
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D A
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D A
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D A
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D A
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D A
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R F
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R D
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D A
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R C
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D A
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R D
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D A
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R A
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D A
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R F
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R A
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R F
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D A
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R F
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D A
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D A
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D A
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R A
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D A
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D A
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL A
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D A
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R F
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R D
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R F
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D A
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R F
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D A
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D A
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D A
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R F
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D A
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D A
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D A
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R F
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R F
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D A
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D A
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D A
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D A
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R F
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D A
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R F
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R F
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R D
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R F
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R D
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D A
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I A
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D A
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D A
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D A
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D A
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R F
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R C
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R F
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R F
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R F
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D A
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D A
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R F
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D A
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D A
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D A
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D A
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D A
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D A
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D A
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D A
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D A
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D A
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D A
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R F
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R F
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D A
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R F
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D A
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D A
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R F
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D A
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D A
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D A
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D A
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R F
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D A
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R F
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D A
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R F
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D A
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R F
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R F
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D A
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D A
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R F
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D A
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D A
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D A
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D A
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R F
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R F
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D A
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R F
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R C
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D A
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R C
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D A
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D A
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R D
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R C
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R F
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R F
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D A
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R F
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R F
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D A
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D A
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D A
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D A
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R D
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R F
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R A
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D A
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D A
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D A
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R F
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D A
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D A
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R D
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D A
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R C
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D A
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R F
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R F
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D A
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D A
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D A
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D A
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D A
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D A
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D A
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D A
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D A
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D A
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D A
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R F
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R B
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R F
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R F
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D A
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R B
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D A
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D A
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL A
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R F
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL A
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL A
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R F
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL A
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D A
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D A
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R A
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D A
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D A
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R C
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D A
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R F
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R F
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D A
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R F
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R F
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R D
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R F
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D A
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R A
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R A
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R F
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D A
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D A
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D A
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R C
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D A
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R F
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D A
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R D
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D A
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D A
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D A
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D A
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D A
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D A
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D A
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D A
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D A
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D A
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D A
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D A
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D A
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D A
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R F
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R F
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R F
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D A
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R D
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R F
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D A
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R D
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R D
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R C
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D A
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D A
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D A
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D A
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R A
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R F
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D A
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D A
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R A
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R F
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R A
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D A
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R F
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D A
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R F
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D A
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R F
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D A
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R F
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R F
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R F
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R F
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R F
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R F
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R F
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R F
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D A
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R F
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R F
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R F
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R F
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D A
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D A
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R F
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R F
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R F
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R F
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D A
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D A
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D A
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R F
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R F
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D A
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R F
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D A
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D A
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R F
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R F
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R F
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D A
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R C
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D A
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D A
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R F
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R D
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D A
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R A
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D A
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R F
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D A
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D A
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R F
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R B
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R B
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D A
GA Governor Nathan Deal R F
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D A
IN Governor Mike Pence R F
KS Governor Sam Brownback R F
OK Governor Mary Fallin R F
WA Governor Jay Inslee D A
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R C
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D A
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A A
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R F
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D A
Gary Ackerman A
Daniel Akaka, Sr. A
Todd Akin F
Rodney Alexander F
Wayne Allard F
Thomas Allen A
Jason Altmire A
Rob Andrews A
Michael Arcuri A
Joe Baca, Sr. A
Brian Baird A
J. Gresham Barrett F
Roscoe Bartlett F
Max Baucus A
Evan Bayh A
Melissa Bean A
Bob Bennett D
Shelley Berkley A
Howard Berman A
Marion Berry A
Judy Biggert A
Brian Bilbray F
Jeff Bingaman A
Kit Bond F
Jo Bonner, Jr. F
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren A
Leonard Boswell A
Rick Boucher A
Allen Boyd, Jr. A
Nancy Boyda A
Henry Brown, Jr. F
Ginny Brown-Waite D
Jim Bunning F
Dan Burton F
Steve Buyer F
Robert Byrd A
Chris Cannon F
Dennis Cardoza A
Russ Carnahan A
Christopher Carney A
Mike Castle A
Ben Chandler III A
Hillary Clinton A
Norm Coleman A
Kent Conrad A
Jerry Costello A
Larry Craig D
Robert Cramer A
Barbara Cubin F
Artur Davis A
David Davis F
Geoff Davis C
Lincoln Davis A
Thomas Davis III D
Bill Delahunt A
James DeMint F
Lincoln Diaz-Balart C
Norm Dicks A
Chris Dodd A
Elizabeth Dole F
Pete Domenici, Jr. D
John Doolittle F
Byron Dorgan A
Thelma Drake F
David Dreier F
Chet Edwards A
Vern Ehlers D
Brad Ellsworth A
Jo Ann Emerson B
Philip English A
John Ensign F
Bob Etheridge A
Terry Everett F
Tom Feeney F
Russ Feingold A
Michael Ferguson A
Bob Filner A
Vito Fossella, Jr. C
Barney Frank A
Elton Gallegly F
Gabrielle Giffords A
Wayne Gilchrest B
Charlie Gonzalez A
Virgil Goode, Jr. D
Bart Gordon A
Judd Gregg F
John Hall A
Phil Hare A
Jane Harman A
Robert Hayes D
Wally Herger, Jr. F
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin A
Baron Hill A
Maurice Hinchey A
David Lee Hobson F
Paul Hodes A
Pete Hoekstra F
Thomas Holden A
Darlene Hooley A
Kenny Hulshof F
Duncan Hunter F
Kay Hutchison D
Bob Inglis, Sr. F
Daniel Inouye A
Jesse Jackson, Jr. A
William Jefferson A
Tim Johnson B
Steve Kagen A
Paul Kanjorski A
Ric Keller F
Edward Kennedy, Sr. A
Patrick Kennedy A
Dale Kildee A
Carolyn Kilpatrick A
Ron Klein A
Joseph Knollenberg F
Herb Kohl A
Dennis Kucinich A
John Kuhl, Jr. B
Jon Kyl F
Ray LaHood B
Nicholas Lampson A
Steve LaTourette B
Frank Lautenberg A
Jerry Lewis F
Ron Lewis F
Joe Lieberman A
Blanche Lincoln A
John Linder F
Dick Lugar B
Dan Lungren F
Connie Mack IV F
Tim Mahoney A
Don Manzullo F
Jim Marshall A
Melquiades Martinez F
Thaddeus McCotter B
James McCrery III F
John McHugh A
Michael McNulty A
Kendrick Meek, Sr. A
Charlie Melancon, Sr. A
Brad Miller A
Harry Mitchell A
Alan Mollohan A
Dennis Moore A
Patrick Murphy A
Jack Murtha A
Marilyn Musgrave F
Sue Myrick F
Ben Nelson A
Jim Oberstar A
Dave Obey A
John Olver A
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. A
Ron Paul F
Donald Payne A
John Peterson D
Charles Pickering, Jr. F
Todd Platts A
Earl Pomeroy A
Jon Porter, Sr. B
Deborah Pryce B
George Radanovich F
James Ramstad A
Ralph Regula C
Denny Rehberg F
Richard Renzi B
Silvestre Reyes A
Thomas Reynolds D
Ciro Rodriguez A
Mike Ross A
Steve Rothman A
Ken Salazar A
William Sali F
Jim Saxton A
Jean Schmidt F
Joe Sestak, Jr. A
John Shadegg F
Christopher Shays A
Heath Shuler A
Ike Skelton A
Gordon Smith A
Olympia Snowe A
Vic Snyder A
Hilda Solis A
Mark Souder F
Zack Space A
Arlen Specter A
John Spratt, Jr. A
Pete Stark A
Cliff Stearns F
Ted Stevens D
Bart Stupak A
John Sullivan F
John Sununu D
Betty Sutton A
Tom Tancredo F
John Tanner A
Ellen Tauscher A
Gene Taylor B
Todd Tiahrt F
Ed Towns A
Stephanie Tubbs Jones A
George Voinovich D
James Walsh A
Zach Wamp F
John Warner B
Diane Watson A
Mel Watt A
Jim Webb, Jr. A
Anthony Weiner A
David Weldon F
Gerald Weller D
Robert Wexler A
Charlie Wilson, Jr. A
Heather Wilson B
Lynn Woolsey A
David Wu A
Albert Wynn A
Bill Young D

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