Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2005-2006 Positions on Population Stabilization

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 12%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 6%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 69%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 6%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 18%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 94%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 88%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 69%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 82%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 94%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 82%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 82%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 6%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 94%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 94%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 6%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 12%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 6%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 12%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 6%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 88%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 59%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 94%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 77%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 69%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 12%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 12%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 76%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 12%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 6%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 12%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 6%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 6%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 12%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 59%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 12%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 6%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 23%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 12%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 76%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 76%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 76%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 82%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 6%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 76%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 6%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 6%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 8%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 12%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 94%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 94%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 88%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 94%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 76%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 69%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 6%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 12%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 6%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 12%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 76%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 82%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 6%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 41%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 6%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 76%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 88%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 12%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 76%
NA President Barack Obama II D 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 35%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 12%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 29%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 59%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 12%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 6%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 24%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 6%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 94%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 94%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 24%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 88%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 82%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 59%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 94%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 82%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 6%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 6%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 76%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 12%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 12%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 6%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 6%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 12%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 71%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 24%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 6%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 76%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 6%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 6%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 94%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 6%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 76%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 77%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 23%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 71%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 6%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 6%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 65%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 6%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 6%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 6%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 35%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 6%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 6%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 6%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 6%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 53%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 82%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 6%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 6%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 6%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 35%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 76%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 6%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 6%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 71%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 85%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 69%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 59%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 6%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 76%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 94%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 12%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 94%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 35%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 35%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 54%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 12%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 53%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 6%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 76%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
Brian Baird 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 53%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 12%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 6%
Dan Boren 18%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 12%
Jim Bunning 8%
Dan Burton 12%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 77%
Chris Cannon 6%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 41%
Ben Chandler III 59%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Norm Coleman 23%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 65%
Larry Craig 8%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 12%
Artur Davis 53%
Geoff Davis 6%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 24%
Bill Delahunt 88%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 71%
Chris Dodd 85%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 85%
Thelma Drake 6%
David Dreier 6%
Chet Edwards 29%
Vern Ehlers 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 12%
Philip English 12%
John Ensign 23%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Terry Everett 12%
Tom Feeney 12%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 12%
Bob Filner 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 94%
Elton Gallegly 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Paul Gillmor 12%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 24%
Bart Gordon 47%
Judd Gregg 23%
Jane Harman 76%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
Robert Hayes 12%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
David Lee Hobson 12%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 47%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Kenny Hulshof 12%
Duncan Hunter 12%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 18%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 53%
Tim Johnson 41%
Paul Kanjorski 53%
Ric Keller 12%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 76%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 69%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
John Kuhl, Jr. 6%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 24%
Tom Lantos 94%
Steve LaTourette 24%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 62%
Blanche Lincoln 54%
John Linder 6%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 6%
Connie Mack IV 18%
Don Manzullo 12%
Jim Marshall 47%
Melquiades Martinez 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 18%
James McCrery III 6%
John McHugh 18%
Michael McNulty 94%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 82%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 29%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Brad Miller 88%
Alan Mollohan 65%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jack Murtha 47%
Marilyn Musgrave 6%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 31%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 82%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Ron Paul 35%
Donald Payne 82%
John Peterson 6%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 59%
Jon Porter, Sr. 12%
Deborah Pryce 6%
George Radanovich 6%
James Ramstad 35%
Ralph Regula 12%
Denny Rehberg 12%
Richard Renzi 6%
Silvestre Reyes 35%
Thomas Reynolds 12%
Mike Ross 53%
Steve Rothman 88%
Ken Salazar 69%
Jim Saxton 41%
Jean Schmidt 25%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 53%
Ike Skelton 53%
Gordon Smith 8%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 59%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 6%
Arlen Specter 31%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 65%
John Sullivan 6%
John Sununu 23%
Tom Tancredo 18%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
Gene Taylor 59%
Craig Thomas 8%
Todd Tiahrt 6%
Ed Towns 65%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 82%
George Voinovich 15%
James Walsh 24%
Zach Wamp 12%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 12%
Gerald Weller 6%
Robert Wexler 88%
Heather Wilson 18%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 65%
Bill Young 18%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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