Rating Group: American Federation of Government Employees

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 28%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
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-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-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
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-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
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%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
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 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
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%
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 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 72%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
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%
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 36%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
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 70%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
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 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 81%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 22%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
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 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
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 81%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
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-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
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 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 27%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 81%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
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 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 90%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
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%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 10%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
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 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
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 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 9%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
John Breaux 63%
Richard Bryan 81%
Ed Bryant 10%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 20%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 22%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 90%
Robert Clement 90%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
Merrill Cook 20%
John Cooksey 22%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 90%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 36%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 30%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 100%
Slade Gorton 18%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Tony Hall 90%
James Hansen 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 30%
Jesse Helms 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 90%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 18%
Kay Hutchison 18%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 70%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 72%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 81%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Steven Kuykendall 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 10%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 9%
Ken Lucas 60%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 9%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 88%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 10%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 10%
David McIntosh 11%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 10%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 60%
Patrick Moynihan 81%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 90%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Doug Ose 10%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 10%
John Peterson 16%
David Phelps 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 80%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 20%
Deborah Pryce 11%
Jack Quinn 66%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 10%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 10%
Bob Riley 10%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 81%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 90%
James Rogan 10%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 30%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 36%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 10%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Robert Schaffer 10%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Ronnie Shows 80%
E.G. Shuster 11%
Norman Sisisky 90%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 88%
Gordon Smith 9%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 27%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 72%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 36%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 90%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 70%
Craig Thomas 18%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 18%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
Bruce Vento 100%
George Voinovich 36%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 18%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 20%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 90%
Heather Wilson 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 20%

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