Rating Group: ACT! for America

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 17%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 83%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 83%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 33%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 17%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 25%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 17%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 33%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Christopher Carney 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Travis Childers 100%
Donna Christensen 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 67%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 33%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 17%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 100%
Eni Faleomavaega 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Luis Fortuño 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 75%
John Hall 17%
Ralph Hall 100%
Phil Hare 17%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Paul Hodes 17%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 17%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 67%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Ron Klein 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 67%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Tim Mahoney 67%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 67%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 100%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Mike Michaud 17%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 83%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 17%
Patrick Murphy 17%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 17%
John Salazar 67%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 50%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 17%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
Heath Shuler 83%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 20%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 83%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 83%
Lee Terry 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 50%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 83%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 17%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
Anthony Weiner 33%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 67%
Heather Wilson 100%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 17%
Bill Young 100%

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