Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2009 Regressive Action Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 44%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 24%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 48%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 61%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 67%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 24%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 5%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 43%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 5%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 52%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 19%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 43%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 43%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 5%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 43%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 43%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 57%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 17%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 5%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 76%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 48%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 6%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 10%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 11%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 62%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 48%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 48%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 52%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 10%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 48%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 10%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 38%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 62%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 29%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 29%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 6%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 38%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 14%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 57%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 52%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 67%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 76%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 38%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 19%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 10%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 38%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 48%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 10%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 19%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 76%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 43%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 38%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 43%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 48%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 61%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 52%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 52%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 78%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 48%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 38%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 19%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 67%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 48%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 19%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 6%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 62%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 5%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 43%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 48%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 61%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 72%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 5%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 57%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 62%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 72%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 43%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 43%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 38%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 11%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 10%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 43%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 11%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 81%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 62%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 38%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 43%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 48%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 78%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 62%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 38%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 6%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 38%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 19%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 62%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 38%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 17%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 14%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 52%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 56%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 72%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 52%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 38%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 14%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 71%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 44%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 44%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 52%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 48%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 57%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 48%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 48%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 43%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 57%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 48%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 67%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 43%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 48%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 62%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 43%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 62%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 43%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 24%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 62%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 52%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 72%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 38%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 57%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 61%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 57%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 76%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 43%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 10%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 57%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 48%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 38%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 56%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 56%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 57%
Gary Ackerman 10%
John Adler 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 67%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Jason Altmire 19%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 19%
Steve Austria 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Michele Bachmann 76%
Spencer Bachus 48%
Brian Baird 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 48%
John Barrow 19%
Roscoe Bartlett 52%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 10%
Mark Begich 22%
Bob Bennett 61%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
Tim Bishop 5%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 44%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 43%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Bruce Braley 5%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Scott Brown 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Jim Bunning 72%
Roland Burris 11%
Dan Burton 71%
Steve Buyer 52%
Robert Byrd 6%
Dave Camp 48%
John Campbell III 48%
Eric Cantor 57%
Joseph Cao 29%
Dennis Cardoza 19%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Christopher Carney 19%
Mike Castle 24%
Saxby Chambliss 61%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Travis Childers 38%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Howard Coble 48%
Thomas Coburn 67%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 14%
Kathy Dahlkemper 19%
Artur Davis 14%
Geoff Davis 48%
Lincoln Davis 24%
Bill Delahunt 5%
James DeMint 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 10%
Chris Dodd 17%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 38%
Steve Driehaus 14%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 24%
Brad Ellsworth 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
John Ensign 56%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Russ Feingold 6%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 48%
Jim Gerlach 33%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Bart Gordon 29%
Judd Gregg 56%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
Kay Hagan 11%
John Hall 10%
Ralph Hall 43%
Debbie Halvorson 19%
Phil Hare 5%
Tom Harkin 6%
Jane Harman 5%
Doc Hastings 43%
Wally Herger, Jr. 57%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 14%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 57%
Thomas Holden 24%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 44%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 43%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Mike Johanns 72%
Timothy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 29%
Steve Kagen 10%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ted Kaufman 11%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Mary Jo Kilroy 10%
Jack Kingston 48%
Larry Kissell 14%
Ron Klein 10%
Herb Kohl 6%
Suzanne Kosmas 14%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 24%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
Mary Landrieu 6%
Tom Latham 43%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 38%
George LeMieux 22%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Joe Lieberman 28%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 48%
Dick Lugar 44%
Dan Lungren 62%
Connie Mack IV 52%
Dan Maffei 5%
Don Manzullo 71%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 29%
Jim Matheson 24%
Carolyn McCarthy 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 48%
Mike McIntyre 24%
Buck McKeon 57%
Michael McMahon 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14%
Mike Michaud 14%
Gary Miller 38%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 10%
Walt Minnick 5%
Harry Mitchell 14%
Alan Mollohan 19%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Scott Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 10%
Sue Myrick 48%
Ben Nelson 28%
Glenn Nye III 14%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Bill Owens 5%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 48%
Donald Payne 5%
Tom Perriello 10%
Tom Petri 33%
Todd Platts 48%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
Mark Pryor 17%
George Radanovich 52%
Nick Rahall II 19%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 19%
Laura Richardson 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 38%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 10%
John Salazar 14%
Mark Schauer 10%
Jean Schmidt 43%
Aaron Schock 38%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 43%
Carol Shea-Porter 5%
Heath Shuler 19%
Ike Skelton 19%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 19%
Mark Souder 67%
Zack Space 19%
Arlen Specter 6%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 48%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 33%
Betty Sutton 10%
John Tanner 10%
Gene Taylor 19%
Harry Teague 33%
Lee Terry 52%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 5%
Mark Udall 6%
George Voinovich 44%
Zach Wamp 48%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 6%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 14%
Frank Wolf 48%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 5%
Bill Young 43%

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