Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 47%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 6%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 68%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 84%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 85%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 6%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 84%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 71%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 34%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 76%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 78%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 65%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 81%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 76%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 81%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 61%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 62%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 78%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 34%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 55%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 95%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 34%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 78%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 78%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 41%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 70%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 84%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 6%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 63%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 53%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 39%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 51%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 70%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 49%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 81%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 81%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 74%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 81%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 74%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 78%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 6%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 69%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 15%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 25%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 6%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 84%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 68%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 6%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 34%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 6%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 66%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 18%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 77%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 6%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 41%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 27%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 62%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 84%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 48%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 80%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 66%
Richard Armey 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 54%
Robert Barr, Jr. 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 64%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 36%
Michael Bilirakis 29%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Rod Blagojevich 63%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
Robert Borski, Jr. 84%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 53%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 44%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 59%
Herbert Callahan 36%
Ben Campbell 41%
Chris Cannon 6%
Julia Carson 71%
Mike Castle 46%
Eva Clayton 64%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 54%
Michael Collins 6%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 52%
Kent Conrad 70%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 61%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 92%
Larry Craig 14%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 18%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 39%
Bill Delahunt 70%
Thomas DeLay 15%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 29%
Byron Dorgan 72%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 68%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 48%
Bob Etheridge 58%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 17%
Russ Feingold 94%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 34%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 73%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 73%
Elton Gallegly 29%
John Ganske 49%
George Gekas 6%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 84%
Jim Gibbons 41%
Wayne Gilchrest 46%
Paul Gillmor 36%
Benjamin Gilman 53%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 34%
Daniel Graham 76%
William Phillip Gramm 41%
Mark Green 18%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 37%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
Tony Hall 69%
James Hansen 18%
Robert Hayes 18%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 6%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 72%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 74%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 62%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 63%
Stephen Horn 51%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 6%
Duncan Hunter 29%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 32%
Henry Hyde 42%
Daniel Inouye 73%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 52%
William Lewis Jenkins 24%
Christopher John 53%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Sue Kelly 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 81%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 61%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
Jon Kyl 32%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 44%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
Tom Lantos 78%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 39%
James Leach 46%
Jerry Lewis 37%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 36%
Dick Lugar 27%
William Luther 70%
James Maloney 55%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 65%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 92%
James McCrery III 18%
John McHugh 44%
Scott McInnis 40%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 73%
Michael McNulty 68%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Dan Miller 29%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 58%
Constance Morella 56%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 67%
Sue Myrick 18%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 29%
Robert William Ney 39%
Don Nickles 27%
Anne Northup 18%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 29%
James Nussle 28%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 73%
Doug Ose 6%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 6%
Ron Paul 49%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 15%
David Phelps 59%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Deborah Pryce 18%
Jack Quinn 52%
George Radanovich 18%
James Ramstad 42%
Ralph Regula 25%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Thomas Reynolds 18%
Bob Riley 6%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 78%
Timothy Roemer 55%
Steve Rothman 81%
Marge Roukema 42%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 56%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Jim Saxton 50%
Robert Schaffer 28%
John Shadegg 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 48%
Donald Sherwood 38%
Ronnie Shows 52%
Joseph Skeen 18%
Ike Skelton 59%
Gordon Smith 32%
Nick Smith 33%
Bob Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 77%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 56%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 73%
Bob Stump 25%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sununu 34%
John Sweeney 29%
Tom Tancredo 6%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
William Tauzin 15%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 58%
Craig Thomas 14%
William Thomas 6%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 81%
Strom Thurmond 27%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 56%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 53%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
James Turner 61%
George Voinovich 51%
James Walsh 48%
Zach Wamp 15%
John Warner 27%
Wesley Watkins 15%
Mel Watt 65%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 6%
Anthony Weiner 75%
David Weldon 6%
W. Curtis Weldon 46%
Gerald Weller 46%
Paul Wellstone 96%
Robert Wexler 71%
Heather Wilson 34%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 65%
Albert Wynn 72%
Bill Young 33%

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