Rating Group: Disabled American Veterans

1999 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 66%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee 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-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra 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 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 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-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 66%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
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 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter 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-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith 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%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
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 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
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 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
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-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
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-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 33%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 66%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 66%
Ben Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 66%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 66%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 66%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 66%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 66%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 66%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 66%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 66%
Jim Saxton 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 66%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 66%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 100%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 66%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 100%

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