Rating Group: American Association of University Women

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 16%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 16%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
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 100%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
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 16%
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 16%
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 16%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 16%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66%
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 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 12%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
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 83%
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 16%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 16%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 87%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
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 50%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
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 33%
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 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
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 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
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 83%
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 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 16%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 66%
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 83%
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 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 16%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 12%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
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 0%
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, Jr. D 66%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 16%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 87%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
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 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
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 16%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
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 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 87%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 87%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 66%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 16%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 16%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
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 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 16%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Charlie Bass 66%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 87%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 16%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 75%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 66%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 83%
Kent Conrad 75%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 16%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 66%
Thomas Daschle 87%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
Jay Dickey 16%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 87%
David Dreier 16%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 16%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 16%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 12%
Ernest Fletcher 16%
Mark Foley 83%
Michael Patrick Forbes 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 66%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 83%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 83%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 16%
James Greenwood 66%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 33%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 16%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Rick Hill 16%
Van Hilleary 16%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 66%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 87%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 16%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 66%
Kenny Hulshof 16%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 16%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 37%
William Lewis Jenkins 16%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Steven Kuykendall 66%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 16%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 66%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 87%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 16%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 83%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Bill McCollum 33%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 16%
David McIntosh 16%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 66%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 50%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 83%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 87%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 66%
Sue Myrick 16%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 16%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 16%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 16%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 66%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Doug Ose 66%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 16%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 16%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 16%
Owen Pickett 83%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 66%
Deborah Pryce 66%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 66%
Ralph Regula 33%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 16%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 66%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 66%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 66%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 16%
Ronnie Shows 33%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 16%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 37%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 16%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 66%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 50%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 83%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 83%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 83%
Bruce Vento 100%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 16%
Zach Wamp 16%
John Warner 12%
Wesley Watkins 16%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 16%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 16%
W. Curtis Weldon 16%
Gerald Weller 16%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 66%
Heather Wilson 33%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 16%

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