Rating Group: International Association of Fire Fighters

1995-1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 56%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 83%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 89%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 83%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 22%
Mike Castle 0%
John Chafee 33%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 78%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 22%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 11%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 11%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 44%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 11%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 44%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 11%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 83%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 17%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 67%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 78%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 78%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Stephen Horn 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 44%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 89%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 22%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 78%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 89%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 22%
Paul McHale 78%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 89%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 56%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Constance Morella 56%
Carol Moseley Braun 83%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 17%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 22%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Owen Pickett 67%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
John Edward Porter 22%
Glenn Poshard 56%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Jack Quinn 56%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 22%
Frank Riggs 22%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 83%
Timothy Roemer 56%
Mike Ross 0%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Marge Roukema 56%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 44%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Norman Sisisky 56%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 56%
Linda Smith 13%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 22%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 33%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 33%
Ted Stevens 17%
Louis Stokes 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 89%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 11%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 75%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 78%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 78%
Bruce Vento 89%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 17%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 22%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Rick White 11%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 89%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 89%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 89%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 78%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 89%
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 63%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
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%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
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 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
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 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 22%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 17%
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 Jefferson Miller R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
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%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 11%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 22%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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