Rating Group: Americans for Fair Taxation

2008 Positions on the FairTax

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

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