Rating Group: Peace Action

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 58%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 58%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
Charlie Bass 25%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 33%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 42%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 42%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 8%
Rod Blagojevich 58%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 8%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
John Breaux 42%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 92%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 58%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
Ben Campbell 8%
Thomas Campbell 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 73%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 58%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
John Chafee 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Jon Lynn Christensen 8%
William Clay, Sr. 75%
Eva Clayton 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 33%
Robert Clement 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 17%
Michael Collins 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 17%
Larry Combest 17%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 42%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 75%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 92%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 8%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 42%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 33%
Thomas Davis III 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 58%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 42%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Julian Dixon 50%
Chris Dodd 42%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 8%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 67%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
Harris Fawell 17%
Victor Fazio 25%
Russ Feingold 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Bob Filner 83%
Thomas Foglietta 75%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Wendell Ford 42%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 33%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 8%
William Frist 17%
Jonas Frost III 17%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
Elton Gallegly 17%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 42%
George Gekas 8%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 58%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 8%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 58%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 33%
Slade Gorton 8%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
William Phillip Gramm 8%
Rodney Grams 8%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 8%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 8%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 42%
James Hansen 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
Jane Harman 17%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 58%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 8%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 25%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Rick Hill 8%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 67%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 25%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Stephen Horn 8%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Henry Hyde 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 58%
William Jefferson 17%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 8%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 42%
Jay Johnson 67%
Nancy Johnson 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 58%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH Governor John Kasich R 33%
Sue Kelly 42%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Joseph Kennedy II 92%
Patrick Kennedy 42%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 42%
Bob Kerrey 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 58%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Jay Kim 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 8%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Gerald Kleczka 75%
Ronald Klink 42%
Scott Klug 58%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 67%
Ray LaHood 8%
Nicholas Lampson 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
Tom Lantos 75%
Stephen Largent 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 33%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
Rick Lazio 25%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
Jerry Lewis 17%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 42%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 58%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
Dick Lugar 25%
William Luther 75%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 58%
James Maloney 25%
Thomas Manton 42%
Don Manzullo 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 42%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 8%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
Karen McCarthy 67%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Paul McHale 50%
John McHugh 8%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 8%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 8%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 42%
Jack Metcalf 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 42%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Dan Miller 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 83%
John Moakley 83%
Alan Mollohan 17%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
Constance Morella 75%
Carol Moseley Braun 67%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Frank Murkowski 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
Jack Murtha 8%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 25%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
James Nussle 42%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 8%
Ronald Packard 8%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 58%
Michael Pappas 0%
Mike Parker 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 42%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
Ron Paul 75%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 92%
Edward Pease 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 58%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 58%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
Glenn Poshard 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 42%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 8%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 58%
James Ramstad 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
Bill Redmond 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
Ralph Regula 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
Silvestre Reyes 8%
Frank Riggs 17%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 92%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Timothy Roemer 58%
James Rogan 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 17%
William Roth, Jr. 17%
Steve Rothman 58%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 67%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 42%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 8%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 58%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 50%
Jim Saxton 8%
Joe Scarborough 8%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Robert Schaffer 8%
Steven Schiff 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 67%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
E.G. Shuster 17%
Norman Sisisky 25%
David Skaggs 75%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 8%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
Gordon Smith 8%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Linda Smith 17%
Nick Smith 42%
Robert Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 8%
Arlen Specter 42%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 58%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 25%
Louis Stokes 92%
Ted Strickland 58%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sununu 17%
James Talent 17%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 8%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 8%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
Fred Thompson 8%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Karen Thurman 25%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
Esteban Edward Torres 67%
Robert Torricelli 58%
Ed Towns 75%
James Traficant, Jr. 25%
James Turner 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
Bruce Vento 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 58%
Wesley Watkins 8%
Mel Watt 92%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 50%
Bob Weygand 42%
Rick White 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
Albert Wynn 58%
Sidney Yates 58%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 8%

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