Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
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%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
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%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
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%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. 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%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
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%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 92%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 92%
Evan Bayh 92%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
Rick Boucher 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 92%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Ben Chandler III 92%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 92%
James Davis 92%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 92%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
Norm Dicks 92%
Chris Dodd 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Russ Feingold 92%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 92%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 92%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
Daniel Inouye 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
Tom Lantos 92%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 92%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 92%
Jack Murtha 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 92%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 92%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 92%
Hilda Solis 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Ted Strickland 92%
Ellen Tauscher 92%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
Mel Watt 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
David Wu 92%
Brian Baird 85%
Marion Berry 85%
Edward Case 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 85%
Chet Edwards 85%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
Jim Marshall 85%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 85%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 85%
Diane Watson 85%
Robert Byrd 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
Hillary Clinton 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Herb Kohl 83%
Joe Lieberman 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 77%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 77%
Leonard Boswell 77%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 77%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 77%
Artur Davis 77%
Lincoln Davis 77%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 77%
Bart Gordon 77%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 77%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 77%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 77%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 77%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 77%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 77%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 77%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 77%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 77%
Vic Snyder 77%
John Tanner 77%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
Albert Wynn 77%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Kent Conrad 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
Ken Salazar 75%
Rob Andrews 69%
Melissa Bean 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Robert Cramer 69%
Bill Delahunt 69%
Harold Ford, Jr. 69%
Charlie Gonzalez 69%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 69%
William Jefferson 69%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 69%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 69%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 69%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Ike Skelton 69%
Max Baucus 67%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
Dan Boren 62%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 62%
Gene Taylor 62%
Ed Towns 62%
Ben Nelson 58%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 54%
Jane Harman 54%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 54%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
Olympia Snowe 42%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 38%
Tim Johnson 38%
James Leach 38%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
John McHugh 38%
Ron Paul 38%
Christopher Shays 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
Norm Coleman 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 31%
Nancy Johnson 31%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 31%
Thaddeus McCotter 31%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 31%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
Jim Gibbons 23%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 23%
John Kuhl, Jr. 23%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 23%
Todd Platts 23%
James Ramstad 23%
Cliff Stearns 23%
John Sweeney 23%
Conrad Burns 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Larry Craig 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 17%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 15%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 15%
Mike Castle 15%
Barbara Cubin 15%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Mark Green 15%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 15%
Ray LaHood 15%
Steve LaTourette 15%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 15%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 15%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 15%
Robert William Ney 15%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 15%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 15%
Jim Saxton 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
Tom Tancredo 15%
William Thomas 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 15%
Heather Wilson 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 15%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 8%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Wayne Allard 8%
Charlie Bass 8%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Kit Bond 8%
Henry Bonilla 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
Chris Cannon 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
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%
Jo Ann Davis 8%
James DeMint 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Vern Ehlers 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
Tom Feeney 8%
Michael Ferguson 8%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 8%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 8%
Paul Gillmor 8%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 8%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
Judd Gregg 8%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Henry Hyde 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 8%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
Sue Kelly 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 8%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 8%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 8%
Sue Myrick 8%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 8%
James Nussle 8%
Thomas William Osborne 8%
Michael Oxley 8%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 8%
John Peterson 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Richard Pombo 8%
Jon Porter, Sr. 8%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Ralph Regula 8%
Denny Rehberg 8%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
John Schwarz 8%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 8%
Donald Sherwood 8%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 8%
Gordon Smith 8%
Mark Souder 8%
John Sununu 8%
James Talent 8%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 8%
Craig Thomas 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 8%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 8%
George Voinovich 8%
James Walsh 8%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Bill Young 8%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Todd Akin 0%
George Allen 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
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%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 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%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Terry Everett 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 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%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall 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%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 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%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
John Linder 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
Melquiades Martinez 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%
James McCrery III 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Anne Northup 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal 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%
Jim Ryun 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Gerald Weller 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%

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