Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 49%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
Bob Bennett 17%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 39%
Michael Bilirakis 12%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 39%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
Robert Borski, Jr. 66%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Rick Boucher 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
John Breaux 72%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 36%
Dan Burton 31%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 62%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Ben Campbell 17%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 45%
Eva Clayton 69%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 62%
Robert Clement 64%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 33%
Gary Condit 53%
Kent Conrad 56%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 61%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 85%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 56%
Philip Crane 24%
Barbara Cubin 39%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Thomas Daschle 72%
James Davis 61%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 22%
Peter Deutsch 58%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 39%
Norm Dicks 69%
Chris Dodd 72%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
Calvin Dooley 85%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 12%
Jennifer Dunn 12%
John Edwards 72%
Chet Edwards 69%
Vern Ehlers 51%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 12%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Philip English 51%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 24%
Russ Feingold 66%
Bob Filner 97%
Peter Fitzgerald 47%
Ernest Fletcher 12%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 79%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 85%
William Frist 27%
Jonas Frost III 66%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 56%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 66%
Jim Gibbons 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 49%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 31%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 39%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 58%
William Phillip Gramm 17%
Mark Green 45%
James Greenwood 12%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 39%
Tony Hall 63%
James Hansen 12%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 12%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 38%
Baron Hill 77%
Van Hilleary 24%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 77%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 25%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 64%
Pete Hoekstra 39%
Thomas Holden 51%
Ernest Hollings 58%
Darlene Hooley 69%
Stephen Horn 49%
John Nathan Hostettler 12%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
Kenny Hulshof 12%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Henry Hyde 12%
Daniel Inouye 62%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 39%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Jefferson 74%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 62%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Sue Kelly 51%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 72%
Patrick Kennedy 56%
Dale Kildee 58%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Gerald Kleczka 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 55%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 68%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 45%
Nicholas Lampson 69%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 43%
Steve LaTourette 49%
James Leach 58%
Jerry Lewis 45%
Ron Lewis 12%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 33%
William Lipinski 55%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Ken Lucas 45%
Dick Lugar 48%
William Luther 77%
James Maloney 64%
Don Manzullo 39%
Frank Mascara 58%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 85%
James McCrery III 12%
John McHugh 25%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 85%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 84%
Carrie Meek 74%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Dan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 77%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Dennis Moore 58%
Constance Morella 68%
Frank Murkowski 25%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 12%
Robert William Ney 12%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 33%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 22%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 97%
Dave Obey 97%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 49%
Doug Ose 25%
Major Owens 96%
Michael Oxley 33%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 97%
John Peterson 25%
David Phelps 61%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 12%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 31%
Silvestre Reyes 56%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Timothy Roemer 63%
Steve Rothman 55%
Marge Roukema 25%
Jim Ryun 12%
Martin Olav Sabo 97%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 69%
Rick Santorum 15%
Paul Sarbanes 66%
Jim Saxton 33%
Robert Schaffer 47%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 12%
Christopher Shays 53%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Ronnie Shows 39%
Joseph Skeen 12%
Ike Skelton 53%
Gordon Smith 52%
Nick Smith 25%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 16%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 51%
Ted Stevens 36%
Ted Strickland 74%
Bob Stump 25%
Bart Stupak 67%
John Sununu 39%
John Sweeney 33%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 12%
Gene Taylor 45%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 12%
Fred Thompson 17%
Karen Thurman 64%
Strom Thurmond 27%
Todd Tiahrt 32%
Robert Torricelli 53%
Ed Towns 95%
James Traficant, Jr. 47%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
James Turner 58%
George Voinovich 34%
James Walsh 39%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 36%
Wesley Watkins 12%
Mel Watt 92%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 94%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 24%
Paul Wellstone 89%
Robert Wexler 64%
Heather Wilson 44%
Lynn Woolsey 77%
David Wu 53%
Albert Wynn 74%
Bill Young 39%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 77%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 85%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 70%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 74%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 72%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 69%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 66%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 54%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 76%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 62%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 96%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 69%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 74%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 72%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 56%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 73%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 68%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 74%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 70%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 66%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 72%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 77%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 96%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 74%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 97%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 97%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 96%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 61%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 85%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 74%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 84%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 61%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 56%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 85%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 58%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 72%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 62%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 88%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 77%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 97%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 74%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 96%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 72%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 66%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 97%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 73%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 74%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 69%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 94%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 69%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 45%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 39%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 39%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 22%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 12%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 43%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 49%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 39%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 43%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 12%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 36%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 12%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 39%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 12%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 47%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 12%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 34%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 12%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 12%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 12%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 12%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 49%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 45%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 53%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 12%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 12%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 12%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 12%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 45%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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