Rating Group: National Women's Political Caucus

1989-1990 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 17%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 95%
Anthony Beilenson 96%
Douglas Bereuter 21%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 81%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 92%
Kit Bond 19%
David Edward Bonior 67%
Rick Boucher 96%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 43%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 95%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 95%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
John Chafee 81%
William Clay, Sr. 96%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 4%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 5%
William Cohen 90%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 94%
Kent Conrad 52%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 58%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 15%
Thomas Daschle 95%
E. Kika de la Garza 74%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 96%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 96%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Robert Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
Bill Emerson 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Jim Exon 45%
Harris Fawell 38%
Victor Fazio 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 4%
Floyd Flake 96%
Wendell Ford 43%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 4%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 96%
Pete Geren 72%
Sam Gibbons 87%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Newt Gingrich 4%
John Glenn 95%
Henry Gonzalez 96%
Albert Gore, Jr. 95%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 4%
Daniel Graham 95%
William Phillip Gramm 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
Steven Gunderson 4%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
Tony Hall 58%
Lee Hamilton 75%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 4%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
Mark Hatfield 72%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 79%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Ernest Hollings 81%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 15%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 33%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 58%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Herb Kohl 95%
James Kolbe 46%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 42%
Tom Lantos 100%
Greg Laughlin 25%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 87%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 9%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Jim Lightfoot 4%
William Lipinski 59%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
Dick Lugar 5%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 58%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 5%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
James McCrery III 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 96%
Michael McNulty 88%
Jan Meyers 58%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
John Moakley 70%
Susan Molinari 67%
Alan Mollohan 58%
G.V. Montgomery 8%
Carlos Moorhead 4%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 95%
Frank Murkowski 10%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 13%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 73%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 81%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Dave Obey 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 4%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
Mike Parker 5%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 63%
Clay Pell 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 8%
Owen Pickett 83%
John Edward Porter 33%
Glenn Poshard 58%
Larry Pressler 14%
David Pryor 95%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 63%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 43%
Bill Richardson 96%
Charles Robb 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 95%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 4%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
Charles Rose III 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Toby Roth 4%
William Roth, Jr. 24%
Marge Roukema 77%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 95%
Jim Saxton 13%
Daniel Schaefer 4%
Steven Schiff 33%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 4%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 4%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
Paul Simon 95%
Alan Simpson 20%
Norman Sisisky 88%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 4%
Ike Skelton 38%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 17%
Arlen Specter 86%
Pete Stark 96%
Cliff Stearns 4%
Charles Stenholm 4%
Ted Stevens 45%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
William Tauzin 22%
Gene Taylor 7%
Craig Thomas 19%
William Thomas 39%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
Bruce Vento 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
Harold Volkmer 58%
Barbara Vucanovich 4%
James Walsh 46%
John Warner 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Pat Williams 96%
Charles Wilson 95%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 4%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 13%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 21%

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