Rating Group: Information Technology Industry Council

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 29%
Gary Ackerman 43%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 43%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 86%
John Barrow 43%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
Tim Bishop 43%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 71%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 71%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 75%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 86%
Conrad Burns 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 43%
Steve Buyer 86%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 43%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 71%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
Linc Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 57%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 57%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
Howard Coble 71%
Thomas Coburn 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 86%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
Barbara Cubin 80%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 43%
Artur Davis 71%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 43%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 57%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 43%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 43%
Bill Delahunt 43%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 86%
Norm Dicks 86%
John Dingell 43%
Chris Dodd 33%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 29%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Terry Everett 86%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Tom Feeney 86%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 14%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 57%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Tillie Fowler 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
Barney Frank 29%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 57%
Jim Gerlach 71%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 71%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 71%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 29%
Mark Green 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
Judd Gregg 75%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 14%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 14%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 86%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 71%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29%
Doc Hastings 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Joel Hefley 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 71%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 67%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
Thomas Holden 43%
Rush Holt, Jr. 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 57%
Darlene Hooley 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 57%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 86%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 67%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29%
William Jefferson 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 86%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 86%
Tim Johnson 100%
Timothy Johnson 75%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 43%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
Dale Kildee 29%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 86%
Jack Kingston 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 86%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Mary Landrieu 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 29%
Tom Lantos 43%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 86%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 57%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 33%
James Leach 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 14%
Carl Levin 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 33%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 71%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 43%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 86%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 29%
Connie Mack IV 86%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
Don Manzullo 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 14%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 86%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 71%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 57%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 71%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 43%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 71%
John McHugh 57%
Mike McIntyre 43%
Buck McKeon 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 20%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 43%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 43%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
Mike Michaud 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 43%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 71%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 57%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 86%
Brad Miller 43%
Alan Mollohan 29%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 29%
Jim Moran, Jr. 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 75%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 80%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 75%
Jim Oberstar 57%
Dave Obey 43%
John Olver 29%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Thomas William Osborne 83%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 57%
Major Owens 29%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 43%
Ed Pastor 14%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 17%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 86%
Todd Platts 86%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 86%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 43%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 43%
James Ramstad 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
Ralph Regula 86%
Denny Rehberg 86%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
Richard Renzi 86%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 86%
Mike Rogers 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 71%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 14%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 29%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 43%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 57%
John Salazar 43%
Ken Salazar 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 57%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 71%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 57%
Jean Schmidt 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
Allyson Schwartz 57%
John Schwarz 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 43%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 29%
Shelley Sekula Gibbs 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 29%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 75%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 43%
Donald Sherwood 86%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 71%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 14%
Ike Skelton 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 86%
Mike Sodrel 86%
Hilda Solis 29%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
Pete Stark 14%
Cliff Stearns 86%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 67%
John Sweeney 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 67%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 57%
Lee Terry 100%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 57%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 75%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
John Tierney 29%
Ed Towns 57%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 29%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 86%
Mark Udall 57%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 29%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 50%
George Voinovich 75%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 14%
Diane Watson 40%
Mel Watt 57%
Henry Waxman 43%
Anthony Weiner 43%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
Robert Wexler 43%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
Heather Wilson 100%
Frank Wolf 86%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 71%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75%
Albert Wynn 43%
Bill Young 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

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