Rating Group: National Small Business 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 81%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 88%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 82%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 37%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 82%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 64%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 29%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 81%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 37%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 12%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 41%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 35%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 29%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 58%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 29%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 35%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 82%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 82%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 82%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 37%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 25%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 76%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 31%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 76%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 82%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 29%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 35%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 29%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 56%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 29%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 37%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 69%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 76%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 38%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 82%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 31%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 29%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 76%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 82%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 82%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 31%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 76%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 82%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 52%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 81%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 53%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 82%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 28%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 82%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 41%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 41%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 31%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 29%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 33%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 82%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 35%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 88%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 82%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 82%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 29%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 29%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 29%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 38%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 52%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 35%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 37%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 41%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 82%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 37%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 41%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 35%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 43%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 35%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 87%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 81%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
NA President Barack Obama II D 28%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 28%
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 75%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 81%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 29%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 82%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 58%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 82%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 82%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 70%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 82%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 82%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 35%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 28%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 29%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 70%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 35%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 37%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 41%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 31%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 35%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 26%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 35%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 29%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 35%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 41%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 82%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 82%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 82%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 47%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 85%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 82%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 82%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 35%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 31%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 81%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 82%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 35%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 86%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 82%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 23%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 87%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 82%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 37%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 76%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 41%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 82%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 87%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 87%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 76%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 78%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 76%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 76%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 76%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 76%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 82%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 82%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 76%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 46%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 35%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 76%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 82%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 88%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 75%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 76%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 87%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 82%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 82%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 29%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 82%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 37%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 47%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 80%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 29%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 82%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 23%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 87%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 41%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 82%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 40%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 88%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 52%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 82%
Rodney Alexander 82%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 29%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 82%
J. Gresham Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 25%
Melissa Bean 52%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 88%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 52%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 78%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 37%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 40%
Mike Castle 76%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Norm Coleman 87%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 41%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Artur Davis 41%
Geoff Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 82%
Bill Delahunt 29%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Norm Dicks 41%
Chris Dodd 14%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 87%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 25%
Thelma Drake 82%
David Dreier 82%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 82%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Terry Everett 82%
Tom Feeney 81%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 82%
Bob Filner 41%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 87%
Jane Harman 41%
J. Dennis Hastert 23%
Robert Hayes 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 47%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Kenny Hulshof 88%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 76%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Ric Keller 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 82%
Herb Kohl 25%
Dennis Kucinich 29%
John Kuhl, Jr. 88%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 81%
Tom Lantos 29%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Ron Lewis 82%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 62%
John Linder 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 82%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 76%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 87%
John McHugh 76%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 35%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jack Murtha 41%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 76%
Ben Nelson 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82%
Jim Oberstar 37%
Dave Obey 41%
John Olver 29%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 29%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 35%
John Peterson 82%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 82%
Todd Platts 88%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 88%
Deborah Pryce 82%
George Radanovich 82%
James Ramstad 88%
Ralph Regula 82%
Denny Rehberg 82%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
Mike Ross 47%
Steve Rothman 25%
Ken Salazar 37%
Jim Saxton 64%
Jean Schmidt 85%
John Shadegg 76%
Christopher Shays 73%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 29%
Hilda Solis 29%
Mark Souder 76%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
Pete Stark 31%
Cliff Stearns 88%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 41%
John Sullivan 82%
John Sununu 87%
Tom Tancredo 87%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 37%
Gene Taylor 58%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 76%
Ed Towns 53%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
George Voinovich 62%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 82%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 26%
Anthony Weiner 29%
David Weldon 76%
Gerald Weller 82%
Robert Wexler 26%
Heather Wilson 88%
Lynn Woolsey 29%
David Wu 37%
Albert Wynn 58%
Bill Young 75%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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