Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
Gary Ackerman 78%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 89%
Richard Armey 44%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 44%
Brian Baird 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 78%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
Cass Ballenger 44%
James Barcia 56%
Bob Barr, Jr. 22%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 44%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 78%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Judy Biggert 44%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 56%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 44%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 44%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 33%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 44%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 89%
John Breaux 60%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 56%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Ed Bryant 44%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 44%
Dan Burton 44%
Steve Buyer 44%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 44%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 44%
Ben Campbell 10%
Chris Cannon 44%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 89%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 56%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 44%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
Eva Clayton 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 44%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 78%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
Michael Collins 44%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
Larry Combest 33%
Gary Condit 56%
Kent Conrad 56%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 89%
John Cooksey 22%
Jerry Costello 78%
Christopher Cox 44%
William Coyne 89%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 89%
Barbara Cubin 22%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 78%
Randall Cunningham 56%
Thomas Daschle 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 89%
James Davis 78%
Thomas Davis III 44%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 89%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 33%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 78%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 44%
John Doolittle 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 78%
David Dreier 44%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 22%
Jennifer Dunn 56%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 44%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89%
Philip English 56%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 89%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 78%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
Bob Filner 78%
Peter Fitzgerald 86%
Ernest Fletcher 44%
Mark Foley 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 44%
Barney Frank 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 78%
Elton Gallegly 56%
John Ganske 56%
George Gekas 44%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Benjamin Gilman 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
Bart Gordon 56%
Porter Goss 56%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 44%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
Mark Green 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 89%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 10%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 44%
Tony Hall 67%
James Hansen 44%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
Robert Hayes 44%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Baron Hill 78%
Van Hilleary 44%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 78%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
David Lee Hobson 67%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
Pete Hoekstra 56%
Thomas Holden 78%
Ernest Hollings 80%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 89%
Darlene Hooley 89%
Stephen Horn 78%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 89%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Asa Hutchinson 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 44%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
William Jefferson 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Christopher John 44%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 78%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 70%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 44%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
Sue Kelly 56%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 78%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 44%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 44%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 89%
Ray LaHood 78%
Nicholas Lampson 89%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
Tom Lantos 89%
Stephen Largent 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 56%
Steve LaTourette 56%
James Leach 56%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89%
Jerry Lewis 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 44%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 33%
William Lipinski 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 78%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 89%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
Dick Lugar 40%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 89%
James Maloney 78%
Don Manzullo 44%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 89%
Robert Matsui 89%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 89%
Karen McCarthy 78%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 89%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 56%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 56%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 89%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 78%
Carrie Meek 89%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 89%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 22%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 44%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 44%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Dennis Moore 89%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 44%
Constance Morella 67%
Frank Murkowski 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
Jack Murtha 78%
Sue Myrick 22%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 88%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 89%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 56%
Robert William Ney 44%
Don Nickles 10%
Anne Northup 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 44%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 89%
John Olver 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Doug Ose 44%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 89%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 89%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44%
John Peterson 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
David Phelps 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 44%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 22%
Richard Pombo 22%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 56%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 78%
Deborah Pryce 56%
Jack Quinn 78%
George Radanovich 44%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 89%
James Ramstad 78%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 44%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Bob Riley 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 78%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 89%
Timothy Roemer 78%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 44%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Steve Rothman 67%
Marge Roukema 56%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 78%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 22%
Jim Ryun 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 89%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 89%
Jim Saxton 67%
Joe Scarborough 44%
Robert Schaffer 44%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 78%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 44%
John Shadegg 56%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 44%
Christopher Shays 78%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 89%
Donald Sherwood 78%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 44%
Ronnie Shows 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 44%
Norman Sisisky 44%
Joseph Skeen 44%
Ike Skelton 89%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 78%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
Gordon Smith 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
Nick Smith 33%
Bob Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 75%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 44%
Charles Stenholm 44%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 89%
Bob Stump 33%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sununu 44%
John Sweeney 44%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin 33%
Charles Taylor 22%
Gene Taylor 56%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 67%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 22%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 78%
Fred Thompson 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 22%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 56%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 88%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 44%
Robert Torricelli 70%
Ed Towns 78%
James Traficant, Jr. 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 67%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 89%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 89%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 33%
George Voinovich 30%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 56%
James Walsh 67%
Zach Wamp 44%
John Warner 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 44%
Mel Watt 89%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 44%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 89%
David Weldon 33%
W. Curtis Weldon 56%
Gerald Weller 44%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 44%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 44%
Heather Wilson 67%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 56%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 78%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
Albert Wynn 67%
Bill Young 44%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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