Rating Group: American Foreign Service Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
John Breaux 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
William Frist 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
James Leach 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Gary Ackerman 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 94%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 94%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 94%
Thomas Davis III 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 94%
John Edwards 94%
Philip English 94%
Jonas Frost III 94%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 94%
Judd Gregg 94%
Kay Hutchison 94%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 94%
Herb Kohl 94%
James Kolbe 94%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 94%
Joe Lieberman 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 94%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 94%
Dick Lugar 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 94%
Jim Oberstar 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 94%
Deborah Pryce 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
Christopher Shays 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 94%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 94%
Wayne Allard 93%
Kit Bond 93%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
Peter Fitzgerald 93%
Daniel Graham 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
Don Nickles 93%
Rick Santorum 93%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
James Davis 90%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90%
William Jefferson 90%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
Thomas Allen 88%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
Charlie Bass 88%
Douglas Bereuter 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
Eric Cantor 88%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 88%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
Mike Castle 88%
Robert Cramer 88%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 88%
Peter Deutsch 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 88%
David Dreier 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Ernest Fletcher 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
Porter Goss 88%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 88%
James Greenwood 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 88%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 88%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
Daniel Inouye 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 88%
Jerry Lewis 88%
John Linder 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 88%
James McCrery III 88%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 88%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
Anne Northup 88%
James Nussle 88%
John Olver 88%
Michael Oxley 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 88%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 88%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 88%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88%
Ike Skelton 88%
Charles Stenholm 88%
John Sweeney 88%
William Tauzin 88%
Ed Towns 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 88%
James Walsh 88%
John Warner 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Robert Wexler 88%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 88%
Evan Bayh 87%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 87%
Jim Bunning 87%
Larry Craig 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 87%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 87%
James Merrill Jeffords 87%
Trent Lott, Sr. 87%
George Voinovich 87%
Jon Kyl 86%
Craig Thomas 86%
Rob Andrews 84%
Calvin Dooley 84%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 84%
Baron Hill 84%
Darlene Hooley 84%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 84%
Christopher John 84%
Nancy Johnson 84%
Sue Kelly 84%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 84%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
Karen McCarthy 84%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 84%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 84%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 84%
William Thomas 84%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 81%
Steve Buyer 81%
Julia Carson 81%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Kent Conrad 81%
Jon Corzine 81%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 81%
Byron Dorgan 81%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 81%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 81%
Paul Gillmor 81%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 81%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 81%
David Lee Hobson 81%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Ernest Hollings 81%
Henry Hyde 81%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 81%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 81%
Dale Kildee 81%
Joseph Knollenberg 81%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
Ray LaHood 81%
Tom Lantos 81%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 81%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 81%
Jack Murtha 81%
Dave Obey 81%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 81%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 81%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 81%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 81%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 81%
Steve Rothman 81%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 81%
Paul Sarbanes 81%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 81%
Edward Schrock 81%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 81%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 81%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 81%
Vic Snyder 81%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 81%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 81%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 81%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 81%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 81%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 80%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
John Ensign 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 79%
Brian Baird 78%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 78%
Shelley Berkley 78%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 78%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 78%
Henry Bonilla 78%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 78%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 78%
Brad Carson 78%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 78%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 78%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 78%
Bill Delahunt 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
Jennifer Dunn 78%
Chet Edwards 78%
Lane Evans 78%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 78%
Bob Filner 78%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Bart Gordon 78%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 78%
Mark Green 78%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 78%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Tim Johnson 78%
Mark Kennedy 78%
Nicholas Lampson 78%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 78%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 78%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 78%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 78%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 78%
Thomas William Osborne 78%
Doug Ose 78%
Major Owens 78%
John Peterson 78%
Todd Platts 78%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
James Ramstad 78%
Denny Rehberg 78%
Thomas Reynolds 78%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 78%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 78%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 78%
John Shadegg 78%
Donald Sherwood 78%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 78%
Nick Smith 78%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
Todd Tiahrt 78%
James Turner 78%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 78%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 78%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 78%
Gerald Weller 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 78%
Christopher Cox 75%
Barney Frank 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Donald Payne 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
Jerry Costello 71%
Jane Harman 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
Robert Hayes 71%
Thomas Holden 71%
Duncan Hunter 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 71%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 71%
Robert Matsui 71%
John McHugh 71%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 71%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Jack Quinn 71%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 71%
Mark Souder 71%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sununu 71%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 71%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Heather Wilson 71%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 69%
Robert Byrd 68%
Philip Crane 68%
Randall Cunningham 68%
James DeMint 68%
Chris Dodd 68%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 68%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 68%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 68%
Ric Keller 68%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 68%
Ron Lewis 68%
Sue Myrick 68%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 68%
John Tanner 68%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 68%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Cass Ballenger 65%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 65%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 65%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Steve LaTourette 65%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 65%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 65%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 65%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 65%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 65%
Mike Ross 65%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 65%
Jim Saxton 65%
Marion Berry 61%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Mark Foley 61%
Gilbert Gutknecht 61%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 61%
Maurice Hinchey 61%
William Lewis Jenkins 61%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 61%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 61%
Silvestre Reyes 61%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 61%
Hilda Solis 61%
Zach Wamp 61%
Diane Watson 61%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 59%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 59%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 59%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 59%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 58%
John Doolittle 58%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 58%
Robert William Ney 58%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 55%
Jo Ann Davis 55%
Thomas DeLay 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 55%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 55%
Scott McInnis 55%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 55%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 55%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 55%
Pete Stark 55%
David Weldon 55%
Russ Feingold 54%
William Lipinski 53%
Chris Cannon 51%
Larry Combest 51%
Don Manzullo 51%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 51%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
Todd Akin 49%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Dan Burton 49%
Michael Collins 49%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 49%
Jim Ryun 48%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 48%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 45%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 45%
Cliff Stearns 45%
Charles Taylor 45%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 45%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 41%
George Radanovich 41%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 39%
J. Dennis Hastert 35%
Joel Hefley 35%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 35%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 35%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33%
Terry Everett 33%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Richard Pombo 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 29%
Tom Tancredo 29%
Gene Taylor 29%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 26%
Ron Paul 23%
John Nathan Hostettler 19%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%

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