Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
James DeMint 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Porter Goss 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
James Nussle 100%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 100%
William Tauzin 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bill Young 100%
Todd Akin 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
Charlie Bass 86%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
Dan Burton 86%
Chris Cannon 86%
Mike Castle 86%
Michael Collins 86%
Christopher Cox 86%
Robert Cramer 86%
Barbara Cubin 86%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 86%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
David Dreier 86%
Terry Everett 86%
Melissa Hart 86%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Duncan Hunter 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 86%
Robert William Ney 86%
Michael Oxley 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Richard Pombo 86%
George Radanovich 86%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 86%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 86%
Jim Saxton 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 86%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
Mark Souder 86%
Tom Tancredo 86%
William Thomas 86%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 86%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
Kit Bond 83%
Ben Campbell 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
William Frist 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
Zell Bryan Miller 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
Gordon Smith 83%
George Voinovich 83%
John Warner 83%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 71%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 71%
Henry Hyde 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 71%
John McHugh 71%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
Jack Quinn 71%
Ralph Regula 71%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
Charles Taylor 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Ben Nelson 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Bart Gordon 57%
Jane Harman 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 57%
Steve LaTourette 57%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
Ron Paul 57%
Ike Skelton 57%
Diane Watson 57%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 57%
John Breaux 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
Ted Stevens 50%
Rob Andrews 43%
Marion Berry 43%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Brad Carson 43%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 43%
Calvin Dooley 43%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 43%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 43%
William Jefferson 43%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 43%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
Dennis Moore 43%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Charles Stenholm 43%
John Tanner 43%
Max Baucus 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 29%
Brian Baird 29%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
James Davis 29%
Norm Dicks 29%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 29%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Baron Hill 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 29%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 29%
Darlene Hooley 29%
Nicholas Lampson 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
William Lipinski 29%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 29%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
Vic Snyder 29%
Ellen Tauscher 29%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
Evan Bayh 17%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 17%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 17%
Herb Kohl 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 17%
Joe Lieberman 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Thomas Allen 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 14%
Howard Berman 14%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 14%
Jerry Costello 14%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 14%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
Peter Deutsch 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
Chet Edwards 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
Bob Filner 14%
Jonas Frost III 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
Gerald Kleczka 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 14%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 14%
Robert Matsui 14%
Karen McCarthy 14%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 14%
Michael McNulty 14%
Martin Meehan 14%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
Jack Murtha 14%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 14%
Jim Oberstar 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 14%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
Ciro Rodriguez 14%
Mike Ross 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 14%
Pete Stark 14%
Gene Taylor 14%
James Turner 14%
Mel Watt 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
Anthony Weiner 14%
Albert Wynn 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
John Edwards 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Lane Evans 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Major Owens 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%

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