Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1987-1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 9%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 87%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 30%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 91%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 17%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 63%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 6%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 14%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 91%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 74%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 73%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 18%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 17%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 62%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 29%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 83%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 38%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 13%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 84%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 9%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 37%
Evan Bayh 86%
Bob Bennett 12%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 53%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 29%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 14%
Ben Campbell 17%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 67%
Mike Castle 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 56%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 68%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 19%
Christopher Cox 14%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 14%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 79%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 16%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 64%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 14%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 9%
Russ Feingold 78%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 31%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 94%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 38%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 89%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 20%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 88%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 73%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 42%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 82%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Henry Hyde 63%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 17%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 17%
James Leach 94%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 9%
William Lipinski 94%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Ken Lucas 20%
Dick Lugar 53%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 9%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 87%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 55%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
John Moakley 75%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 80%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 5%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 17%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Dave Obey 27%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Doug Ose 80%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 44%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 93%
John Peterson 20%
David Phelps 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
Deborah Pryce 45%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 57%
Ralph Regula 44%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Timothy Roemer 86%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 94%
Jim Ryun 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Robert Schaffer 20%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 40%
Ronnie Shows 20%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 6%
Gordon Smith 17%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 11%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 5%
Ted Strickland 38%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 36%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 27%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 36%
Strom Thurmond 16%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 20%
George Voinovich 71%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 53%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 91%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 69%

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