Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Liberal , Social
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 70%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Cass Ballenger 34%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Charlie Bass 53%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 44%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 72%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 76%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 53%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 66%
Kit Bond 22%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Robert Borski, Jr. 54%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 49%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 35%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 57%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 61%
Eva Clayton 94%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 61%
Robert Clement 52%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 57%
John Cooksey 36%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 26%
Thomas Daschle 79%
James Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 48%
Bill Delahunt 84%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 41%
Norm Dicks 77%
Chris Dodd 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 79%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 57%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 47%
John Edwards 66%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 37%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 72%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 66%
Bob Filner 94%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 68%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 39%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 74%
Elton Gallegly 43%
John Ganske 47%
George Gekas 22%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 68%
Jim Gibbons 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 45%
Benjamin Gilman 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 55%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 66%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 65%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 36%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 55%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 70%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
David Lee Hobson 40%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 79%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 76%
Stephen Horn 68%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 59%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 22%
Henry Hyde 39%
Daniel Inouye 79%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 26%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 68%
James Merrill Jeffords 54%
William Lewis Jenkins 26%
Christopher John 23%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Paul Kanjorski 52%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 79%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Dale Kildee 56%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Gerald Kleczka 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 23%
Herb Kohl 64%
James Kolbe 54%
Dennis Kucinich 56%
Jon Kyl 22%
John LaFalce 59%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 58%
Tom Lantos 79%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 41%
James Leach 55%
Jerry Lewis 29%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Blanche Lincoln 61%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 43%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 47%
William Luther 72%
James Maloney 68%
Don Manzullo 26%
Frank Mascara 43%
Robert Matsui 84%
Karen McCarthy 86%
James McCrery III 32%
John McHugh 43%
Scott McInnis 36%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 79%
Michael McNulty 56%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 91%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Dan Miller 47%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 86%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 65%
Constance Morella 79%
Frank Murkowski 10%
Jack Murtha 45%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 37%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 20%
Anne Northup 43%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 62%
Dave Obey 74%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Doug Ose 49%
Major Owens 94%
Michael Oxley 32%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 84%
John Peterson 30%
David Phelps 30%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Deborah Pryce 53%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 54%
Ralph Regula 43%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 26%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 71%
Timothy Roemer 51%
Steve Rothman 72%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 59%
Rick Santorum 30%
Paul Sarbanes 79%
Jim Saxton 47%
Robert Schaffer 23%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 48%
Christopher Shays 62%
Donald Sherwood 35%
Ronnie Shows 29%
Joseph Skeen 23%
Ike Skelton 39%
Gordon Smith 48%
Nick Smith 35%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 70%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
Pete Stark 94%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 46%
Ted Strickland 62%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 30%
John Tanner 51%
Ellen Tauscher 74%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 26%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 51%
Fred Thompson 38%
Karen Thurman 70%
Strom Thurmond 27%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 79%
Ed Towns 94%
James Traficant, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 77%
James Turner 53%
George Voinovich 38%
James Walsh 49%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 40%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 84%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 79%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 45%
Paul Wellstone 79%
Robert Wexler 85%
Heather Wilson 43%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 72%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 26%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 70%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 86%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 74%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 79%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 79%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 86%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 68%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 94%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 79%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 63%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 74%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 74%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 59%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 52%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 79%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 84%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 79%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 94%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 69%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 77%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 77%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 68%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 61%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 65%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 79%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 91%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 79%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 84%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 74%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 35%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 79%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 91%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 72%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 64%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 72%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 77%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 70%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 79%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 54%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 66%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 91%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 94%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 79%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 79%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 79%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 65%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 79%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 68%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 94%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 74%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 67%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 79%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 61%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 79%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
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 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 26%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 23%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 34%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 49%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 34%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 34%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 22%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 43%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 19%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 46%
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 42%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 32%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 23%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 23%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 26%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 23%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 23%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 21%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 27%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 37%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 30%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 21%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 34%
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 38%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 26%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 23%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 37%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 29%

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