Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 7%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 29%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 93%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 93%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 79%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 93%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 7%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 7%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 7%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 87%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 93%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 7%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 53%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 93%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 79%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 7%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 73%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 93%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 93%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 7%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 93%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 7%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 18%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 27%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 87%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 7%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 87%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 7%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 86%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 93%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 7%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 7%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 13%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 93%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 7%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 93%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 93%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 7%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 87%
Bob Bennett 7%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 87%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 7%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 87%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
John Breaux 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 21%
Chris Cannon 0%
Jean Carnahan 86%
Brad Carson 80%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 20%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 87%
Robert Clement 80%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 7%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 73%
Kent Conrad 93%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 93%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Thomas Daschle 93%
James Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 7%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 93%
Chris Dodd 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 7%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 93%
David Dreier 7%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
Philip English 13%
John Ensign 7%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 27%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 7%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 7%
John Ganske 33%
George Gekas 7%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 7%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Benjamin Gilman 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Bart Gordon 79%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 87%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 7%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 7%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Tony Hall 93%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 87%
Melissa Hart 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 14%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 7%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 87%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 13%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 93%
James Merrill Jeffords 53%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 71%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Tim Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 13%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Mark Kennedy 7%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 87%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 93%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 21%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 7%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 93%
Don Manzullo 13%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 36%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 86%
Constance Morella 53%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 87%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 13%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 7%
Doug Ose 7%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 31%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 87%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 7%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 7%
Jack Quinn 29%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 13%
Ralph Regula 13%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Thomas Reynolds 7%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 93%
Mike Ross 93%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 29%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
Rick Santorum 7%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 20%
Robert Schaffer 7%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 7%
Christopher Shays 13%
Donald Sherwood 7%
Ronnie Shows 77%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 20%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 27%
Nick Smith 7%
Bob Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 93%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 93%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Charles Stenholm 73%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 7%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 7%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 79%
Ellen Tauscher 93%
William Tauzin 7%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 73%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 7%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 87%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 87%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 7%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 13%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 7%
W. Curtis Weldon 27%
Gerald Weller 7%
Paul Wellstone 93%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 7%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 7%

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