Rating Group: Consumer Federation of America

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
George Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
David Skaggs 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
John Tierney 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 86%
Robert Byrd 86%
Kent Conrad 86%
Thomas Daschle 86%
Byron Dorgan 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
Wendell Ford 86%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Timothy Johnson 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 86%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
Carl Levin 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 86%
Paul Sarbanes 86%
Paul Wellstone 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
Rob Andrews 83%
Henry Scott Baesler 83%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
George Brown, Jr. 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
William Clay, Sr. 83%
Eva Clayton 83%
William Coyne 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
Bill Delahunt 83%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Julian Dixon 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
Victor Fazio 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
Lee Hamilton 83%
Jane Harman 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
Darlene Hooley 83%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
William Jefferson 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 83%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Nicholas Lampson 83%
Tom Lantos 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
William Luther 83%
Thomas Manton 83%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Robert Matsui 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
Michael McNulty 83%
Carrie Meek 83%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
John Moakley 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
Robert William Ney 83%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
Donald Payne 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
Nick Rahall II 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Timothy Roemer 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
Christopher Shays 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 83%
Louis Stokes 83%
Ted Strickland 83%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
Karen Thurman 83%
Bruce Vento 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 83%
Mel Watt 83%
Henry Waxman 83%
Bob Weygand 83%
Jim Gibbons 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Max Baucus 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 71%
John Breaux 71%
Dale Bumpers 71%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 71%
Chris Dodd 71%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
Russ Feingold 71%
John Glenn 71%
Daniel Graham 71%
Tom Harkin 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71%
Mary Landrieu 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 71%
Patrick Moynihan 71%
Charles Robb 71%
Jay Rockefeller IV 71%
Robert Torricelli 71%
Thomas Allen 67%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 67%
James Barcia 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Brian Bilbray 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
David Edward Bonior 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67%
Dave Camp 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
Mike Castle 67%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
Gary Condit 67%
Robert Cramer 67%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
James Davis 67%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Calvin Dooley 67%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
John Ensign 67%
Thomas Ewing 67%
Harris Fawell 67%
Michael Patrick Forbes 67%
Tillie Fowler 67%
Jon David Fox 67%
Robert Franks 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Bart Gordon 67%
James Greenwood 67%
Tony Hall 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 67%
Thomas Holden 67%
Stephen Horn 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Henry Hyde 67%
Christopher John 67%
Jay Johnson 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Sue Kelly 67%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Scott Klug 67%
Ray LaHood 67%
Steve LaTourette 67%
James Leach 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
Jerry Lewis 67%
William Lipinski 67%
Frank Mascara 67%
Carolyn McCarthy 67%
Bill McCollum 67%
James McCrery III 67%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 67%
David Minge 67%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Jim Moran, Jr. 67%
Jack Murtha 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 67%
Ed Pastor 67%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
Owen Pickett 67%
John Edward Porter 67%
Glenn Poshard 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Jack Quinn 67%
James Ramstad 67%
Ralph Regula 67%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Norman Sisisky 67%
Ike Skelton 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
Vic Snyder 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Bart Stupak 67%
James Talent 67%
John Tanner 67%
William Tauzin 67%
Esteban Edward Torres 67%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
James Turner 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
James Walsh 67%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
Rick White 67%
Bob Wise, Jr. 67%
Frank Wolf 67%
Albert Wynn 67%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Richard Bryan 57%
Bob Kerrey 57%
Carol Moseley Braun 57%
Arlen Specter 57%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 50%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Bill Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 50%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
Jim Bunning 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
Jon Lynn Christensen 50%
Robert Clement 50%
Howard Coble 50%
Michael Collins 50%
Larry Combest 50%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
Jay Dickey 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
William Goodling 50%
Porter Goss 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Ralph Hall 50%
James Hansen 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Doc Hastings 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Van Hilleary 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
Jay Kim 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
Jack Kingston 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Stephen Largent 50%
Tom Latham 50%
Rick Lazio 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
John Linder 50%
Robert Livingston 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
Joseph McDade 50%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 50%
David McIntosh 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
Dan Miller 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
Constance Morella 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 50%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ronald Packard 50%
Michael Pappas 50%
Mike Parker 50%
William Paxon 50%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 50%
Tom Petri 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
George Radanovich 50%
Frank Riggs 50%
Bob Riley 50%
James Rogan 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
Marge Roukema 50%
Jim Ryun 50%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Daniel Schaefer 50%
Robert Schaffer 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
E.G. Shuster 50%
Joseph Skeen 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
Linda Smith 50%
Nick Smith 50%
Robert Smith 50%
Vincent Snowbarger 50%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 50%
Mark Souder 50%
Floyd Spence 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
John Sununu 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
William Thomas 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
Wesley Watkins 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
Bill Young 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
John Chafee 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 43%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
Herb Kohl 43%
William Roth, Jr. 43%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Fred Thompson 43%
Cass Ballenger 33%
Ed Bryant 33%
Thomas Campbell 33%
Thomas Coburn 33%
Philip Crane 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
John Doolittle 33%
Rick Hill 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jack Metcalf 33%
Mark Neumann 33%
Ron Paul 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 33%
Joe Scarborough 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
Bob Stump 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 33%
David Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 29%
Wayne Allard 29%
Kit Bond 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29%
Conrad Burns 29%
Ben Campbell 29%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 29%
Paul Coverdell 29%
Larry Craig 29%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 29%
William Frist 29%
Slade Gorton 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
Judd Gregg 29%
Charles Hagel 29%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 29%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 29%
Kay Hutchison 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 29%
Dirk Kempthorne 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 29%
Dick Lugar 29%
Connie Mack 29%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 29%
Frank Murkowski 29%
Don Nickles 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
Rick Santorum 29%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 29%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
Gordon Smith 29%
Bob Smith 29%
Ted Stevens 29%
Craig Thomas 29%
Strom Thurmond 29%
John Warner 29%
Bill Redmond 25%
John Ashcroft 14%
Bob Bennett 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
William Phillip Gramm 14%
Rodney Grams 14%
Jesse Helms 14%
Jon Kyl 14%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14%

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