Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 26%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 5%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 15%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi 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-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
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 5%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 39%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 15%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 15%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 6%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal 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 Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 5%
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-7 Collin Peterson DFL 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 35%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 16%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
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-15 José Serrano D 100%
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 6%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 89%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 16%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 94%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 31%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 95%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 5%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 5%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 5%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 5%
Richard Armey 5%
John Ashcroft 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 95%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 11%
Max Baucus 90%
Anthony Beilenson 95%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 89%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Michael Bilirakis 015%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
Peter Blute 37%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 100%
Bill Bradley 95%
John Breaux 80%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 97%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Ben Campbell 47%
Thomas Campbell 20%
Mike Castle 15%
John Chafee 25%
Jim Chapman 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 5%
Dick Chrysler 5%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 95%
William Clinger 11%
William Cohen 22%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 75%
Kent Conrad 90%
Wes Cooley 015%
Jerry Costello 95%
Paul Coverdell 5%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 10%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Alfonse D'Amato 35%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
E. Kika de la Garza 94%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Robert Dornan 5%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 15%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 5%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 5%
Harris Fawell 10%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 35%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 15%
Michael Patrick Forbes 37%
Harold Ford, Sr. 94%
Wendell Ford 85%
Tillie Fowler 6%
Jon David Fox 35%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 25%
Robert Franks 30%
Dan Frisa 37%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 100%
David Funderburk 5%
Elizabeth Furse 95%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 10%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 25%
Sam Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 58%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 5%
Rodney Grams 10%
Enid Greene 5%
James Greenwood 21%
Judd Gregg 5%
Steven Gunderson 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 85%
Melton Hancock 5%
James Hansen 10%
Jane Harman 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
Mark Hatfield 40%
James Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 17%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Martin Hoke 21%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 79%
Stephen Horn 32%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 79%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
Nancy Johnson 37%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 85%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 21%
Sue Kelly 20%
Dirk Kempthorne 5%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Dale Kildee 95%
Jay Kim 5%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Ronald Klink 95%
Scott Klug 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 11%
Jon Kyl 5%
John LaFalce 95%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 10%
Steve LaTourette 16%
Greg Laughlin 5%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 32%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Jim Lightfoot 11%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 95%
Robert Livingston 10%
James Longley, Jr. 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 95%
Connie Mack 5%
Thomas Manton 94%
Don Manzullo 5%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Bill Martini 60%
Frank Mascara 95%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 95%
Bill McCollum 5%
James McCrery III 5%
Joseph McDade 36%
Paul McHale 95%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 10%
David McIntosh 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 94%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 25%
Jan Meyers 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 11%
David Minge 90%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 94%
Susan Molinari 18%
Alan Mollohan 95%
G.V. Montgomery 30%
Carlos Moorhead 5%
Constance Morella 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 95%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 95%
Sue Myrick 5%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Mark Neumann 20%
Robert William Ney 20%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
Sam Nunn 45%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 89%
Bill Orton 85%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ronald Packard 6%
Mike Parker 5%
William Paxon 5%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 85%
Clay Pell 95%
Pete Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 75%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 15%
Glenn Poshard 95%
Larry Pressler 10%
Deborah Pryce 11%
David Pryor 88%
James Quillen 6%
Jack Quinn 55%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 20%
Bill Richardson 100%
Frank Riggs 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 85%
Timothy Roemer 80%
Charles Rose III 88%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 21%
Marge Roukema 37%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 5%
Joe Scarborough 15%
Daniel Schaefer 5%
Steven Schiff 15%
Pat Schroeder 100%
Andrea Seastrand 5%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 5%
Paul Simon 90%
Alan Simpson 15%
Norman Sisisky 84%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 5%
Ike Skelton 85%
Linda Smith 18%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 21%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 55%
Floyd Spence 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 95%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 25%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 5%
Bart Stupak 95%
James Talent 5%
John Tanner 89%
Randy Tate 5%
William Tauzin 10%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 45%
Frank Tejeda 85%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 5%
Ray Thornton 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Peter Torkildsen 53%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 90%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 95%
Barbara Vucanovich 5%
Robert Walker 5%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 10%
Michael Ward 94%
John Warner 10%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 5%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 10%
Pat Williams 95%
Charles Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 95%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 20%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 28%

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