Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

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

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