Rating Group: Concerned Women for America

1995-1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
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-25 Buck McKeon R 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 75%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
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 25%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH Governor John Kasich R 75%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 75%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 75%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 75%
Richard Armey 75%
John Ashcroft 75%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 75%
Bill Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 0%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Sonny Bono 75%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
John Breaux 100%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 75%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 75%
Ben Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 75%
William Clay, Sr. 25%
Eva Clayton 25%
Robert Clement 25%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 75%
Gary Condit 25%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 75%
Christopher Cox 75%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 25%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 75%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 25%
Floyd Flake 50%
Thomas Foglietta 25%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Jon David Fox 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 25%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elizabeth Furse 0%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
John Glenn 50%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
William Goodling 75%
Bart Gordon 25%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
Rodney Grams 75%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 25%
James Hansen 75%
Jane Harman 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 75%
W.G. Hefner 50%
Jesse Helms 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 25%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Sue Kelly 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 25%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 75%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 25%
Scott Klug 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 25%
Jon Kyl 75%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 25%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 50%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 75%
Dick Lugar 75%
William Luther 0%
Connie Mack 75%
Thomas Manton 50%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Bill McCollum 75%
James McCrery III 75%
Joseph McDade 100%
Paul McHale 25%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 50%
David McIntosh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 25%
Jack Metcalf 75%
Dan Miller 100%
David Minge 25%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 25%
Susan Molinari 50%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Constance Morella 25%
Carol Moseley Braun 25%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 75%
Jack Murtha 75%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 75%
Mike Parker 75%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 25%
Owen Pickett 25%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 67%
Glenn Poshard 75%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 25%
Bill Richardson 25%
Frank Riggs 50%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 50%
Timothy Roemer 50%
William Roth, Jr. 50%
Marge Roukema 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Daniel Schaefer 75%
Steven Schiff 25%
John Shadegg 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 75%
Norman Sisisky 25%
David Skaggs 0%
Joseph Skeen 75%
Ike Skelton 75%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 67%
Louis Stokes 0%
Bob Stump 75%
Bart Stupak 75%
James Talent 75%
John Tanner 25%
William Tauzin 75%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 75%
Frank Tejeda 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 50%
Fred Thompson 75%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 75%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 25%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 25%
James Traficant, Jr. 25%
Bruce Vento 25%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 75%
Mel Watt 25%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 75%
David Weldon 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 75%
Paul Wellstone 25%
Rick White 75%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
Albert Wynn 25%
Sidney Yates 33%
Bill Young 50%

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