Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 89%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 96%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 95%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 32%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 11%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 9%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 26%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 11%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 95%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 95%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 95%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 91%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 18%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 96%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 96%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 95%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 12%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 4%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 15%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 32%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 5%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 82%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 11%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 82%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 86%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 95%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 11%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 95%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 91%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 7%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 14%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 11%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 96%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 89%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 96%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 95%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 95%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 96%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 15%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 19%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 5%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 95%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 5%
John Adler 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 27%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 18%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 23%
Evan Bayh 48%
Melissa Bean 18%
Mark Begich 22%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 5%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
Dan Boren 68%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 32%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 23%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 77%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 91%
Ginny Brown-Waite 95%
Jim Bunning 100%
Roland Burris 11%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 59%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 77%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 62%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 19%
Jerry Costello 5%
Kathy Dahlkemper 9%
Artur Davis 19%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 41%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 19%
Byron Dorgan 19%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 0%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 26%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 88%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 81%
Kay Hagan 22%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 95%
Debbie Halvorson 9%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 27%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 32%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 96%
Tim Johnson 91%
Timothy Johnson 12%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 9%
Ted Kaufman 4%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Larry Kissell 27%
Ron Klein 5%
Herb Kohl 19%
Suzanne Kosmas 14%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 45%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
Jon Kyl 96%
Mary Landrieu 26%
Tom Latham 95%
Steve LaTourette 95%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 95%
George LeMieux 100%
Carl Levin 11%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 93%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Dan Maffei 5%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 18%
Jim Marshall 45%
Jim Matheson 36%
Carolyn McCarthy 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McMahon 32%
Carrie Meek 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 25%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 64%
Harry Mitchell 50%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 7%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 56%
Glenn Nye III 55%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 9%
Bill Owens 23%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 5%
Tom Perriello 14%
Tom Petri 100%
Todd Platts 95%
Earl Pomeroy 5%
Mark Pryor 30%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 5%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 16%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 5%
Mark Schauer 10%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Aaron Schock 100%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 27%
Ike Skelton 36%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 9%
Zack Space 27%
Arlen Specter 37%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 5%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 29%
Gene Taylor 57%
Harry Teague 45%
Lee Terry 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 22%
George Voinovich 73%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 22%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Frank Wolf 91%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 5%
Bill Young 95%

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