Rating Group: Disabled American Veterans

2005 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 42%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda 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-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
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 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 42%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 42%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
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 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 42%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 42%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
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-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 33%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel 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 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 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%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 80%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 42%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 42%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 42%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 92%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 60%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 92%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 60%
Mike Castle 0%
Linc Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 42%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 42%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jon Corzine 83%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 42%
Robert Cramer 40%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 40%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 42%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 42%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 80%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 33%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 60%
Mark Green 40%
Judd Gregg 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Charles Hagel 42%
Ralph Hall 20%
Tom Harkin 92%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 20%
Timothy Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 42%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 92%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
James Leach 20%
Carl Levin 92%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Mike Michaud 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 60%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 60%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 92%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 20%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 92%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 60%
Ken Salazar 92%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Jim Saxton 0%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
John Schwarz 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 20%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 42%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 42%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 42%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 60%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 42%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 42%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 80%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 40%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%

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