Rating Group: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2009-2010 Positions on Veterans Advocacy

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R C
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R C
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R D
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R D
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R D
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R C
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R D
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R F
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D C
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R D
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D C
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R D
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D B
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D B
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D A
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D D
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D D
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D C
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D A
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D C
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R D
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R D
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D A
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D C
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D B
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D C
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R D
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D C
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R C
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D D
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R D
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R D
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R C
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D B
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D C
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D B
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D B
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D C
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R C
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R C
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D B
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D B
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D B
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D A
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D B
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D A
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D C
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D C
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R D
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R D
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D A
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R C
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R C
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D C
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D B
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R C
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R C
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R D
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D B
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D A
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D F
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D B
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D C
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R C
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D A
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R F
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R D
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R D
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R D
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D B
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D A
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D A
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D C
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R D
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D C
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D B
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D B
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R D
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D A+
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D B
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D C
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R D
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R D
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R C
KS Governor Sam Brownback R D
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R D
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R C
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D B
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R C
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R D
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R D
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D C
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D C
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D A
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D B
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D D
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D B
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D C
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D B
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D C
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D B
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D B
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D B
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R B
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D C
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D A
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D A+
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R B
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D C
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D F
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D B
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D A+
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R D
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D A
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D B
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D B
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D B
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R F
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D B
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R C
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D B
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R D
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R D
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R D
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D C
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R D
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D B
NA Vice President Mike Pence R D
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R D
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R D
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R C
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D B
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R C
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D A
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R C
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R F
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R D
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R D
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D C
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D C
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D B
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R A
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R C
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D C
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R B
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D B
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D A
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R C
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D B
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D A
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D A
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R D
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D A
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D A
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D A
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R A
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D C
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D C
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D C
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D C
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D B
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D C
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D B
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D C
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D B
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D A+
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D D
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D A+
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D B
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R D
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R D
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D C
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R C
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D C
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R C
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D C
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D A+
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R D
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R D
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R D
OK Governor Mary Fallin R D
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D A
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D C
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R C
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D A
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D B
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D B
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D B
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D A
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R C
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R D
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D A
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R B
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R B
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D B
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D B
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D B
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R D
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R D
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D C
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R D
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R D
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R C
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R C
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R C
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D B
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R C
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D C
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R D
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R D
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R C
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R D
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R D
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R D
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R D
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R F
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D A+
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R D
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R D
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R F
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R D
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D B
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R D
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R D
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R D
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R D
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D B
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D C
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D C
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R D
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R D
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D B
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R D
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R D
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R D
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D C
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R D
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D A
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R D
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D B
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D B
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I B
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D D
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D B
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D B
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D B
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R D
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R B
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D A
WA Governor Jay Inslee D B
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D C
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R D
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D A
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D C
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R D
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R C
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R F
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R D
Gary Ackerman B
John Adler B
Daniel Akaka, Sr. B
Todd Akin D
Rodney Alexander D
Jason Altmire A+
Rob Andrews C
Michael Arcuri A
Steve Austria C
Joe Baca, Sr. A
Michele Bachmann D
Spencer Bachus D
Kay Bailey Hutchison D
Brian Baird C
J. Gresham Barrett F
John Barrow B
Roscoe Bartlett C
Max Baucus B
Evan Bayh C
Melissa Bean B
Mark Begich A
Bob Bennett D
Shelley Berkley C
Howard Berman B
Marion Berry B
Judy Biggert C
Brian Bilbray B
Jeff Bingaman B
Tim Bishop A
John Boehner D
Kit Bond D
Jo Bonner, Jr. D
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren C
Leonard Boswell A
Rick Boucher A
Charles Boustany, Jr. D
Barbara Boxer A
Allen Boyd, Jr. B
Bruce Braley B
Bobby Bright C
Paul Broun D
Corrine Brown C
Henry Brown, Jr. D
Ginny Brown-Waite B
Jim Bunning D
Roland Burris B
Dan Burton D
Steve Buyer F
Dave Camp D
John Campbell III F
Eric Cantor D
Joseph Cao B
Lois Capps C
Dennis Cardoza B
Russ Carnahan A+
Christopher Carney A
Mike Castle C
Saxby Chambliss D
Ben Chandler III A
Travis Childers B
Howard Coble D
Thomas Coburn F
Kent Conrad B
Jerry Costello A
Ander Crenshaw D
Kathy Dahlkemper B
Artur Davis F
Geoff Davis C
Lincoln Davis D
Bill Delahunt B
James DeMint F
Lincoln Diaz-Balart C
Norm Dicks C
John Dingell B
Chris Dodd B
Byron Dorgan C
David Dreier D
Steve Driehaus B
Donna Edwards C
Chet Edwards A
Vern Ehlers D
Brad Ellsworth A
Jo Ann Emerson C
John Ensign D
Bob Etheridge B
Sam Farr C
Chaka Fattah, Sr. C
Russ Feingold D
Bob Filner B
John Fleming, Jr. D
Randy Forbes D
Barney Frank B
Elton Gallegly C
Scott Garrett C
Jim Gerlach B
Gabrielle Giffords B
Phil Gingrey C
Charlie Gonzalez B
Bart Gordon B
Alan Grayson A
Judd Gregg D
Parker Griffith, Jr. C
Kay Hagan B
John Hall A
Ralph Hall C
Debbie Halvorson A
Phil Hare A
Tom Harkin C
Jane Harman B
Doc Hastings D
Wally Herger, Jr. D
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin A
Baron Hill B
Maurice Hinchey A
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. C
Paul Hodes B
Pete Hoekstra F
Thomas Holden A
Rush Holt, Jr. A
Mike Honda B
Bob Inglis, Sr. D
Daniel Inouye B
Steve Israel A
Jesse Jackson, Jr. A
Mike Johanns C
Timothy Johnson A
Tim Johnson F
Steve Kagen A+
Paul Kanjorski A
Ted Kaufman B
Patrick Kennedy C
John Kerry B
Dale Kildee A+
Carolyn Kilpatrick C
Mary Jo Kilroy A
Jack Kingston D
Mark Kirk B
Ann Kirkpatrick A+
Larry Kissell A
Ron Klein A
John Kline C
Herb Kohl C
Suzanne Kosmas B
Frank Kratovil, Jr. B
Dennis Kucinich C
Jon Kyl D
Mary Landrieu B
Tom Latham B
Steve LaTourette C
Frank Lautenberg A
Chris Lee C
Carl Levin C
Jerry Lewis C
Joe Lieberman B
Blanche Lincoln A+
John Linder D
Dick Lugar D
Cynthia Lummis F
Dan Lungren C
Connie Mack IV D
Dan Maffei A+
Don Manzullo C
Betsy Markey A+
Jim Marshall C
Jim Matheson B
Carolyn McCarthy C
Thaddeus McCotter C
Jim McDermott C
Mike McIntyre A
Buck McKeon C
Michael McMahon A
Kendrick Meek, Sr. A+
Charlie Melancon, Sr. C
John Mica D
Mike Michaud B
Barbara Mikulski B
Candice Miller C
Gary Miller D
George Miller C
Jeff Miller D
Brad Miller A
Walt Minnick A
Harry Mitchell A+
Alan Mollohan C
Dennis Moore A
Jim Moran, Jr. C
Patrick Murphy B
Sue Myrick C
Ben Nelson B
Randy Neugebauer D
Glenn Nye III A
Jim Oberstar B
Dave Obey C
John Olver C
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. B
Ed Pastor A
Ron Paul F
Donald Payne F
Tom Perriello A+
Tom Petri D
Joe Pitts D
Todd Platts A
Earl Pomeroy B
Mark Pryor B
Adam Putnam D
George Radanovich F
Nick Rahall II B
Charlie Rangel A
Denny Rehberg B
Harry Reid B
Silvestre Reyes A
Laura Richardson A
Jay Rockefeller IV B
Ciro Rodriguez A
Mike Rogers D
Mike Ross B
Steve Rothman A
John Salazar B
Loretta Sanchez B
Mark Schauer A+
Jean Schmidt D
Aaron Schock F
Allyson Schwartz A+
Joe Sestak, Jr. B
John Shadegg F
Heath Shuler C
Ike Skelton B
Olympia Snowe B
Vic Snyder B
Zack Space A
Arlen Specter C
John Spratt, Jr. C
Pete Stark C
Cliff Stearns D
Bart Stupak C
John Sullivan F
Betty Sutton B
John Tanner B
Gene Taylor B
Harry Teague A
Lee Terry C
Todd Tiahrt D
John Tierney C
Ed Towns C
Mark Udall B
David Vitter D
George Voinovich D
Zach Wamp F
Diane Watson C
Mel Watt C
Henry Waxman C
Jim Webb, Jr. B
Anthony Weiner A
Lynn Westmoreland D
Ed Whitfield D
Charlie Wilson, Jr. A
Frank Wolf D
Lynn Woolsey C
David Wu C
Bill Young F

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