Rating Group: National Rural Health Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 50%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 50%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
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 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 50%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Melissa Bean 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Tim Bishop 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Julia Carson 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Howard Coble 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Ralph Hall 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 50%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 50%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Mike Michaud 50%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 50%
José Serrano 50%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Ike Skelton 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
Mark Udall 50%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 50%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 0%

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