Rating Group: Non Commissioned Officers Association

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
Gary Ackerman 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 80%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 86%
Richard Armey 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 86%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 66%
Cass Ballenger 86%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 80%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 80%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 53%
Marion Berry 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 86%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 66%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 86%
Sherwood Boehlert 86%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 86%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 60%
Mary Bono Mack 86%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 86%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 66%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 73%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ed Bryant 86%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
Dan Burton 66%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 86%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 80%
Eric Cantor 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 86%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
Jean Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Brad Carson 86%
Julia Carson 73%
Mike Castle 86%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66%
Eva Clayton 73%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 86%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Michael Collins 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Larry Combest 86%
Gary Condit 86%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 40%
John Cooksey 80%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 86%
Christopher Cox 80%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 86%
Philip Crane 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 86%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
Barbara Cubin 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 66%
James Davis 86%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
Thomas Davis III 80%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80%
Bill Delahunt 60%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
Thomas DeLay 80%
James DeMint 80%
Peter Deutsch 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 73%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 73%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 80%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 86%
David Dreier 73%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
Philip English 73%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
Bob Etheridge 86%
Lane Evans 80%
Terry Everett 86%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 46%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 53%
Ernest Fletcher 86%
Mark Foley 86%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 80%
John Ganske 73%
George Gekas 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 66%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Benjamin Gilman 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 86%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
Mark Green 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
Tony Hall 66%
James Hansen 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 73%
Melissa Hart 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 73%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Joel Hefley 60%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Baron Hill 80%
Van Hilleary 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
Maurice Hinchey 53%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
David Lee Hobson 86%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 80%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 73%
Ernest Hollings 75%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 73%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 80%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 86%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 86%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 86%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
William Jefferson 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
Christopher John 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
Nancy Johnson 86%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
Tim Johnson 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 66%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 86%
Ric Keller 86%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 86%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Brian Kerns 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 86%
Gerald Kleczka 73%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
Jon Kyl 50%
John LaFalce 60%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
Tom Lantos 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 73%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 86%
Steve LaTourette 80%
James Leach 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
Jerry Lewis 86%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 73%
Ron Lewis 73%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 86%
William Lipinski 73%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 66%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 73%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 86%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 73%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
James Maloney 86%
Don Manzullo 80%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
Frank Mascara 86%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 86%
Karen McCarthy 73%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
James McCrery III 86%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 80%
John McHugh 86%
Scott McInnis 60%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 73%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 66%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 60%
Carrie Meek 73%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 73%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 86%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Dan Miller 80%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 53%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
Zell Bryan Miller 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
Alan Mollohan 66%
Dennis Moore 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
Constance Morella 86%
Frank Murkowski 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Jack Murtha 80%
Sue Myrick 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 73%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Robert William Ney 86%
Don Nickles 75%
Anne Northup 86%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 80%
Jim Oberstar 66%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Thomas William Osborne 86%
Doug Ose 80%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 80%
Major Owens 60%
Michael Oxley 86%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 86%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 73%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 53%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 73%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
John Peterson 80%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66%
David Phelps 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 80%
Todd Platts 73%
Richard Pombo 73%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 66%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
Deborah Pryce 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 73%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 86%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
James Ramstad 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 86%
Denny Rehberg 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 66%
Thomas Reynolds 86%
Bob Riley 73%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Timothy Roemer 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 86%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 73%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 73%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 86%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 73%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 73%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 86%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 80%
Jim Saxton 86%
Robert Schaffer 53%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 73%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 80%
Edward Schrock 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 60%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 73%
John Shadegg 66%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 86%
Donald Sherwood 86%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
Ronnie Shows 80%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 83%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
Joseph Skeen 86%
Ike Skelton 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 66%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80%
Nick Smith 80%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 66%
Hilda Solis 66%
Mark Souder 66%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 46%
Cliff Stearns 66%
Charles Stenholm 86%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 86%
Bob Stump 80%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sununu 80%
John Sweeney 80%
Tom Tancredo 60%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
William Tauzin 80%
Charles Taylor 60%
Gene Taylor 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 86%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
Fred Thompson 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 86%
Karen Thurman 86%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 86%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 73%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 73%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 73%
James Traficant, Jr. 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 53%
James Turner 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 73%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 73%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 80%
George Voinovich 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 86%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 53%
Wesley Watkins 86%
Diane Watson 72%
Mel Watt 66%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 86%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60%
Anthony Weiner 80%
David Weldon 73%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 86%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 73%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
Heather Wilson 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
Lynn Woolsey 73%
David Wu 66%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 86%
Bill Young 73%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%

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