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 Don Young R 35
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 6
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 6
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 17
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 9
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 61
AR U.S. Senate-Jr 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 Raúl Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 4
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 72
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-11 George Miller 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-17 Mike Honda D 96
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-22 Devin Nunes R 9
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 4
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 96
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 4
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-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-45 John Campbell III R 4
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 96
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
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 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
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100
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-1 Jefferson Miller R 4
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 9
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 4
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
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 4
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 100
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 91
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 96
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 4
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 78
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 4
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 91
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 87
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 13
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. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 43
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 91
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez 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-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 96
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 39
IN Governor Mike Pence R 9
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-1 Ed Whitfield R 26
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 96
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 56
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 6
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 4
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 9
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-6 John Tierney D 96
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 96
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 94
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 94
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 17
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 96
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 96
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 91
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 9
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 13
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 35
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 89
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 4
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 4
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 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 Joe Biden, Jr. D 89
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
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-6 Howard Coble R 4
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 70
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 9
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 4
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-5 Scott Garrett R 0
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
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 91
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89
NV U.S. Senate-Jr 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-1 Tim Bishop D 100
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 96
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100
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-13 Charlie Rangel 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-8 John Boehner 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. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn 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-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 48
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 4
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 96
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 52
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 4
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
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 39
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-4 Ralph Hall R 9
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-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 96
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 96
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 4
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
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 78
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 9
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 13
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 26
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-4 Doc Hastings R 4
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 9
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100
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
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 89
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 35
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 96
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 6
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
Brian Baird 96
J. Gresham Barrett 4
Roscoe Bartlett 4
Max Baucus 56
Evan Bayh 78
Melissa Bean 87
Bob Bennett 11
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 91
Marion Berry 91
Judy Biggert 26
Brian Bilbray 9
Jeff Bingaman 94
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 52
Leonard Boswell 96
Rick Boucher 96
Allen Boyd, Jr. 91
Henry Brown, Jr. 4
Ginny Brown-Waite 13
Jim Bunning 6
Dan Burton 9
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 44
Eric Cantor 4
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
Kent Conrad 78
Jerry Costello 100
Artur Davis 96
Geoff Davis 13
Lincoln Davis 74
Bill Delahunt 96
James DeMint 6
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 67
Byron Dorgan 67
David Dreier 9
Chet Edwards 96
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 70
Jo Ann Emerson 35
John Ensign 0
Bob Etheridge 91
Russ Feingold 100
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 4
Gabrielle Giffords 87
Charlie Gonzalez 96
Bart Gordon 78
Judd Gregg 6
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 9
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 78
Maurice Hinchey 100
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 9
Thomas Holden 91
Kay Hutchison 6
Bob Inglis, Sr. 4
Daniel Inouye 83
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
Tim Johnson 35
Steve Kagen 96
Paul Kanjorski 78
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 94
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 96
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 13
Herb Kohl 94
Dennis Kucinich 87
Jon Kyl 6
Steve LaTourette 52
Frank Lautenberg 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
Thaddeus McCotter 26
John McHugh 48
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Patrick Murphy 87
Jack Murtha 100
Sue Myrick 4
Ben Nelson 61
Jim Oberstar 87
Dave Obey 96
John Olver 96
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 96
Todd Platts 43
Earl Pomeroy 96
George Radanovich 4
Denny Rehberg 13
Silvestre Reyes 96
Laura Richardson 48
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Ross 83
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 89
Jean Schmidt 13
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96
John Shadegg 4
Heath Shuler 57
Ike Skelton 91
Olympia Snowe 56
Vic Snyder 96
Hilda Solis 100
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
Todd Tiahrt 4
Ed Towns 96
George Voinovich 33
Zach Wamp 9
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 96
Jim Webb, Jr. 89
Anthony Weiner 91
Robert Wexler 100
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 96
Bill Young 17

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