Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 90%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 10%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 11%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 90%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 90%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 67%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 40%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 90%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 30%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 38%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 70%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 80%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 88%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 90%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 90%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 40%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 90%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 88%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 12%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 90%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NA President Barack Obama II D 38%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 38%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 70%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 88%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 90%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 90%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 80%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 38%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 38%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 90%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 80%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 80%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 30%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 90%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 90%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 40%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 38%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 88%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 38%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 90%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Dan Boren 90%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 88%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 90%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 90%
Ben Chandler III 30%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 38%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Artur Davis 40%
Geoff Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 90%
Bill Delahunt 10%
James DeMint 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 38%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 12%
Thelma Drake 90%
David Dreier 90%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 75%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 90%
Tom Feeney 80%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 10%
Elton Gallegly 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 60%
Judd Gregg 100%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
Robert Hayes 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 30%
Darlene Hooley 30%
Kenny Hulshof 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 30%
Tim Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ric Keller 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Herb Kohl 38%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
John Kuhl, Jr. 90%
Jon Kyl 88%
Ray LaHood 90%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 38%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 88%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 80%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
James McCrery III 90%
John McHugh 80%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 20%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 90%
Sue Myrick 60%
Ben Nelson 50%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 30%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 10%
John Peterson 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Todd Platts 90%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Jon Porter, Sr. 90%
Deborah Pryce 80%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 90%
Ralph Regula 90%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 20%
Ken Salazar 25%
Jim Saxton 70%
Jean Schmidt 80%
John Shadegg 70%
Christopher Shays 70%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 30%
Hilda Solis 10%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 90%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 90%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
Gene Taylor 60%
Craig Thomas 88%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Ed Towns 30%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
George Voinovich 88%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 90%
Gerald Weller 90%
Robert Wexler 10%
Heather Wilson 90%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 60%
Bill Young 90%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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