Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007-2008 Positions on Civil and Human

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 11
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 35
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 6
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 17
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 9
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 4
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 4
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 96
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 43
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 30
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 96
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 4
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 4
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 4
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 9
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 4
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 96
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 4
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 96
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 13
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 96
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 17
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 57
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 61
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 91
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 96
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 4
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 87
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 4
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 6
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 94
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 91
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 96
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 9
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 96
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 35
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 96
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 39
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 9
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 6
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 6
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 96
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 4
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-3 Niki Tsongas D 52
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 96
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 94
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 96
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 96
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 89
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 100
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 87
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 72
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 9
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 13
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
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 61
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 9
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 6
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 4
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 9
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 4
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 22
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 13
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 78
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 96
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 96
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 96
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 96
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 91
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 96
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 96
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 4
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 4
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 30
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 22
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 4
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 4
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 4
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 94
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 26
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 96
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 96
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 4
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 96
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 52
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 35
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 4
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 6
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 87
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 4
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 96
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 9
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 4
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 4
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 4
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 9
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 13
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 4
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 4
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 4
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 96
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 9
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 9
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 96
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 87
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 4
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 4
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 22
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 4
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 9
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 9
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 52
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 96
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 96
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 26
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 96
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 9
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 35
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 6
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 96
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94
Todd Akin 4
Rodney Alexander 22
Jason Altmire 87
Rob Andrews 96
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
Michele Bachmann 4
Spencer Bachus 9
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6
Brian Baird 96
J. Gresham Barrett 4
John Barrow 78
Roscoe Bartlett 4
Max Baucus 56
Evan Bayh 78
Melissa Bean 87
Bob Bennett 11
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 91
Marion Berry 91
Joe Biden, Jr. 89
Judy Biggert 26
Brian Bilbray 9
Jeff Bingaman 94
Tim Bishop 100
John Boehner 4
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 52
Leonard Boswell 96
Rick Boucher 96
Charles Boustany, Jr. 9
Barbara Boxer 72
Allen Boyd, Jr. 91
Bruce Braley 91
Paul Broun 0
Corrine Brown 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 4
Ginny Brown-Waite 13
Jim Bunning 6
Dan Burton 9
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 44
Dave Camp 9
John Campbell III 4
Eric Cantor 4
Lois Capps 100
Dennis Cardoza 96
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 87
Mike Castle 48
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 35
Ben Chandler III 100
Travis Childers 22
Hillary Clinton 83
Howard Coble 4
Thomas Coburn 6
Kent Conrad 78
Jerry Costello 100
Ander Crenshaw 9
Artur Davis 96
Geoff Davis 13
Lincoln Davis 74
Bill Delahunt 96
James DeMint 6
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57
Norm Dicks 100
John Dingell 100
Chris Dodd 67
Byron Dorgan 67
David Dreier 9
Donna Edwards 17
Chet Edwards 96
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 70
Jo Ann Emerson 35
John Ensign 0
Bob Etheridge 91
Sam Farr 100
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 91
Russ Feingold 100
Bob Filner 100
Randy Forbes 13
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 4
Scott Garrett 0
Jim Gerlach 48
Gabrielle Giffords 87
Phil Gingrey 4
Charlie Gonzalez 96
Bart Gordon 78
Judd Gregg 6
John Hall 100
Ralph Hall 9
Phil Hare 100
Tom Harkin 100
Jane Harman 100
Doc Hastings 4
Wally Herger, Jr. 9
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 78
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 96
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 9
Thomas Holden 91
Rush Holt, Jr. 91
Mike Honda 96
Bob Inglis, Sr. 4
Daniel Inouye 83
Steve Israel 96
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
Tim Johnson 35
Timothy Johnson 39
Steve Kagen 96
Paul Kanjorski 78
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 94
Patrick Kennedy 100
John Kerry 100
Dale Kildee 96
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 0
Mark Kirk 43
Ron Klein 13
John Kline 4
Herb Kohl 94
Dennis Kucinich 87
Jon Kyl 6
Mary Landrieu 56
Tom Latham 13
Steve LaTourette 52
Frank Lautenberg 100
Carl Levin 100
Jerry Lewis 13
Joe Lieberman 78
Blanche Lincoln 78
John Linder 0
Dick Lugar 28
Dan Lungren 4
Connie Mack IV 4
Don Manzullo 4
Jim Marshall 65
Melquiades Martinez 33
Jim Matheson 78
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 26
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 48
Mike McIntyre 70
Buck McKeon 4
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83
John Mica 4
Mike Michaud 91
Barbara Mikulski 94
Candice Miller 35
Gary Miller 4
George Miller 96
Jeff Miller 4
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 100
Patrick Murphy 87
Jack Murtha 100
Sue Myrick 4
Ben Nelson 61
Randy Neugebauer 4
Jim Oberstar 87
Dave Obey 96
John Olver 96
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 96
Tom Petri 22
Joe Pitts 4
Todd Platts 43
Earl Pomeroy 96
Mark Pryor 61
Adam Putnam 4
George Radanovich 4
Nick Rahall II 96
Charlie Rangel 96
Denny Rehberg 13
Harry Reid 89
Silvestre Reyes 96
Laura Richardson 48
Jay Rockefeller IV 89
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Rogers 13
Mike Ross 83
Steve Rothman 100
John Salazar 100
Ken Salazar 89
Loretta Sanchez 96
Jean Schmidt 13
Allyson Schwartz 100
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96
John Shadegg 4
Heath Shuler 57
Ike Skelton 91
Olympia Snowe 56
Vic Snyder 96
Mark Souder 4
Zack Space 91
Arlen Specter 44
John Spratt, Jr. 87
Pete Stark 96
Cliff Stearns 13
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 4
Betty Sutton 100
John Tanner 83
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 70
Lee Terry 4
Todd Tiahrt 4
John Tierney 96
Ed Towns 96
Mark Udall 100
David Vitter 6
George Voinovich 33
Zach Wamp 9
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 96
Henry Waxman 100
Jim Webb, Jr. 89
Anthony Weiner 91
Lynn Westmoreland 0
Robert Wexler 100
Ed Whitfield 26
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Frank Wolf 26
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 96
Bill Young 17

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