Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 69%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 92%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 8%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 15%
Linc Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Howard Coble 8%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 92%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 69%
Barbara Cubin 15%
Artur Davis 77%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 92%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 69%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 92%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 8%
Bob Filner 92%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Barney Frank 92%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 69%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
Bart Gordon 77%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 23%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 54%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 77%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Thomas Holden 92%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 69%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 31%
Tim Johnson 38%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 23%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 15%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Lantos 92%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 38%
Carl Levin 92%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 8%
Jim Marshall 85%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 69%
Carolyn McCarthy 92%
Thaddeus McCotter 31%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 38%
Mike McIntyre 77%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 92%
Mike Michaud 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Jack Murtha 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 58%
Robert William Ney 15%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 69%
Thomas William Osborne 8%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 8%
Ed Pastor 92%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 8%
Tom Petri 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Todd Platts 23%
Richard Pombo 8%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Mark Pryor 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 23%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 77%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 77%
Ken Salazar 75%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 92%
John Schwarz 8%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 8%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
Ike Skelton 69%
Gordon Smith 8%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 77%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 8%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 23%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 92%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 8%
John Sweeney 23%
James Talent 8%
Tom Tancredo 15%
John Tanner 77%
Ellen Tauscher 92%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 62%
Lee Terry 8%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 15%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 62%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 8%
James Walsh 8%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 92%
Henry Waxman 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 15%
Frank Wolf 15%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 92%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 77%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 77%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 77%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 85%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 92%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 54%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 77%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 69%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 77%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 77%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 62%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 83%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 85%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 85%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 85%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 69%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 15%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 8%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 15%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 8%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 8%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 8%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 31%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 8%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 8%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 31%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 8%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 15%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 15%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 15%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 15%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 8%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 23%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 8%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 15%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 15%
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%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 31%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 8%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 8%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 15%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 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%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 8%

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