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Rating Group: International Association of Fire Fighters

1995-1996 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 56%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 89%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 89%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 89%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 86%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 83%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 78%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
Patsy Ann Danner 56%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 78%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 22%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 11%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 11%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 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%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 11%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 67%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Jane Harman 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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