Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Evan Bayh 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
Kent Conrad 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
Max Baucus 78%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 77%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 77%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 77%
Bill Delahunt 77%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 77%
Bob Filner 77%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 77%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 77%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 77%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 77%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 77%
Michael McNulty 77%
Dave Obey 77%
Major Owens 77%
Donald Payne 77%
Martin Olav Sabo 77%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 77%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 69%
Thomas Allen 69%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 69%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 69%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 69%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 69%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 69%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 69%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 69%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 69%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 69%
Jerry Costello 69%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 69%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 69%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 69%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 69%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 69%
Lane Evans 69%
Barney Frank 69%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 69%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 69%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 69%
Maurice Hinchey 69%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 69%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 69%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 69%
Tom Lantos 69%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 69%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 69%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 69%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 69%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 69%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 69%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 69%
Martin Meehan 69%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 69%
Brad Miller 69%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 69%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 69%
Jim Oberstar 69%
John Olver 69%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 69%
Mike Ross 69%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 69%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 69%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 69%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 69%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 69%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 69%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 69%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 69%
Hilda Solis 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 69%
Pete Stark 69%
Bart Stupak 69%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 69%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 69%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 69%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
Mel Watt 69%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 69%
Anthony Weiner 69%
Robert Wexler 69%
Joe Lieberman 67%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
Gary Ackerman 62%
Rob Andrews 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Brian Baird 62%
Shelley Berkley 62%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 62%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Julia Carson 62%
Edward Case 62%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 62%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 62%
Artur Davis 62%
James Davis 62%
Norm Dicks 62%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 62%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 62%
Bob Etheridge 62%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 62%
Thomas Holden 62%
Darlene Hooley 62%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 62%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 62%
William Jefferson 62%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 62%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 62%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 62%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 62%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 62%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 62%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 62%
Alan Mollohan 62%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 62%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 62%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 62%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 62%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 62%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Ike Skelton 62%
Ted Strickland 62%
Ellen Tauscher 62%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 62%
Diane Watson 62%
Albert Wynn 62%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 56%
Ben Nelson 56%
Olympia Snowe 56%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 54%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 54%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 54%
Chet Edwards 54%
Harold Ford, Jr. 54%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 54%
Jane Harman 54%
Dennis Kucinich 54%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 54%
Jim Marshall 54%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 54%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 54%
Dennis Moore 54%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 54%
Steve Rothman 54%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 54%
Vic Snyder 54%
John Tanner 54%
Gene Taylor 54%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 54%
Lynn Woolsey 54%
David Wu 54%
Rick Boucher 46%
Bart Gordon 46%
Jack Murtha 46%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Ed Towns 46%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 46%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 44%
Arlen Specter 44%
Rodney Alexander 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
Lincoln Davis 38%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 38%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 38%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 31%
Robert Cramer 23%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 23%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 23%
John McHugh 23%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 23%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 23%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 22%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
John Doolittle 15%
Philip English 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Tim Johnson 15%
James Leach 15%
Ron Lewis 15%
Ron Paul 15%
Jim Saxton 15%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 15%
John Sweeney 15%
Tom Tancredo 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 15%
John Ensign 11%
Judd Gregg 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Ted Stevens 11%
John Sununu 11%
Todd Akin 8%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
Dan Burton 8%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 8%
Mike Castle 8%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 8%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
James DeMint 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Tom Feeney 8%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Mark Green 8%
Joel Hefley 8%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Henry Hyde 8%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Sue Kelly 8%
Ray LaHood 8%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 8%
Steve LaTourette 8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
Marilyn Musgrave 8%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 8%
John Peterson 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 8%
James Ramstad 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
Jim Ryun 8%
John Shadegg 8%
Donald Sherwood 8%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 8%
Charles Taylor 8%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 8%
Zach Wamp 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
James Nussle 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
John Warner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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