Rating Group: American Veterans

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50%
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-22 Devin Nunes R 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
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 50%
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 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Cass Ballenger 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 50%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 50%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Chris Chocola 100%
Michael Collins 50%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 0%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 50%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 100%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 50%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 50%
William Lipinski 50%
Denise Majette 0%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 50%
Nick Smith 100%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 50%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 50%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 50%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 50%

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