Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 85
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 71
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 71
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 42
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 20
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 40
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 60
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 42
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 40
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 60
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 60
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 50
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 40
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 60
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 60
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 60
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 40
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 20
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 20
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 20
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 20
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 60
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 60
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 60
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 20
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 60
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 60
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 60
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 20
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 60
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 20
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 66
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 42
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 60
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 60
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 60
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 20
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 80
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 60
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 85
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 85
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 60
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 60
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 20
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 60
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 50
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 60
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 20
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 40
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 40
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 28
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 40
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 60
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 60
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 57
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 42
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 25
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 20
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 60
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 50
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 60
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 60
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 66
IN Governor Mike Pence R 60
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 71
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 66
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 40
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 14
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 57
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 33
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 80
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 40
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 57
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 57
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 60
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 50
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 57
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 20
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 42
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 14
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 60
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 60
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 57
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 20
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 60
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 60
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 28
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 40
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 60
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 66
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 14
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 57
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 60
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 60
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 60
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 60
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 20
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 57
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 60
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 60
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 40
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 57
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 60
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 20
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 60
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 60
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 75
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 20
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 60
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 28
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 60
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 33
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 60
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 71
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 80
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 42
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 20
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 42
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 75
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 60
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 60
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 80
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 42
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 42
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 60
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 85
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 85
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 85
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 60
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 60
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 85
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 60
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 50
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 60
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 60
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 60
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 40
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 60
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 80
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 80
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 40
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 60
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 60
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 60
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 40
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 60
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 85
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 60
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 20
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 33
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 20
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 60
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 60
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 42
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 40
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 42
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 42
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 60
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 60
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 33
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 60
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 60
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 28
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 60
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 71
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 60
Gary Ackerman 60
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 57
Todd Akin 60
Rodney Alexander 80
Jason Altmire 20
Rob Andrews 50
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 40
Brian Baird 60
J. Gresham Barrett 80
Roscoe Bartlett 60
Max Baucus 28
Evan Bayh 28
Melissa Bean 60
Bob Bennett 100
Shelley Berkley 40
Howard Berman 60
Marion Berry 60
Judy Biggert 80
Brian Bilbray 50
Jeff Bingaman 42
Kit Bond 85
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 100
Dan Boren 100
Leonard Boswell 60
Rick Boucher 60
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
Jim Bunning 71
Dan Burton 60
Steve Buyer 60
Robert Byrd 28
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 60
Christopher Carney 0
Mike Castle 100
Ben Chandler III 20
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 42
Kent Conrad 42
Jerry Costello 20
Artur Davis 60
Geoff Davis 60
Lincoln Davis 20
James DeMint 66
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Norm Dicks 60
Chris Dodd 50
Byron Dorgan 14
David Dreier 100
Chet Edwards 60
Vern Ehlers 100
Brad Ellsworth 60
Jo Ann Emerson 100
John Ensign 85
Bob Etheridge 60
Russ Feingold 28
Bob Filner 20
Barney Frank 60
Elton Gallegly 60
Gabrielle Giffords 40
Charlie Gonzalez 60
Bart Gordon 60
Judd Gregg 100
John Hall 60
Phil Hare 60
Jane Harman 60
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20
Baron Hill 20
Maurice Hinchey 20
Paul Hodes 20
Pete Hoekstra 80
Thomas Holden 20
Kay Hutchison 85
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100
Daniel Inouye 42
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 40
Tim Johnson 60
Steve Kagen 20
Paul Kanjorski 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40
Patrick Kennedy 60
Dale Kildee 60
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40
Ron Klein 60
Herb Kohl 57
Dennis Kucinich 20
Jon Kyl 85
Steve LaTourette 40
Frank Lautenberg 42
Jerry Lewis 100
Joe Lieberman 57
Blanche Lincoln 57
John Linder 60
Dick Lugar 100
Dan Lungren 100
Connie Mack IV 50
Don Manzullo 60
Jim Marshall 60
Melquiades Martinez 100
Thaddeus McCotter 40
John McHugh 80
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Brad Miller 60
Harry Mitchell 40
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 60
Patrick Murphy 60
Jack Murtha 60
Sue Myrick 75
Ben Nelson 28
Jim Oberstar 60
Dave Obey 60
John Olver 60
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40
Ron Paul 60
Donald Payne 20
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 60
George Radanovich 100
Denny Rehberg 60
Silvestre Reyes 60
Laura Richardson 100
Ciro Rodriguez 20
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 20
Ken Salazar 57
Jean Schmidt 80
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60
John Shadegg 80
Heath Shuler 20
Ike Skelton 60
Olympia Snowe 71
Vic Snyder 60
Hilda Solis 40
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 60
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 60
Pete Stark 0
Cliff Stearns 60
Bart Stupak 20
John Sullivan 80
Betty Sutton 40
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 60
Gene Taylor 40
Todd Tiahrt 60
Ed Towns 60
George Voinovich 85
Zach Wamp 80
Diane Watson 25
Mel Watt 60
Jim Webb, Jr. 28
Anthony Weiner 60
Robert Wexler 60
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 60
Lynn Woolsey 40
David Wu 40
Bill Young 60

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