Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues:
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 19%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 72%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 45%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 28%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 70%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 88%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 86%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 65%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 19%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 68%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 19%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 76%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 62%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 22%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 59%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 74%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 66%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 59%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 22%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 28%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 68%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 93%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 28%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 28%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 82%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 88%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 36%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 46%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 76%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 7%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 22%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 22%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 56%
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 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 72%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 82%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 77%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 45%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 36%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 77%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 61%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 93%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 28%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 27%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 70%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 56%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 49%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 52%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 79%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 79%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 70%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 72%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 74%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 41%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 59%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 76%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 91%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 68%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 79%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 22%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 22%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 28%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 86%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 74%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 72%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 70%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 53%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 65%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 57%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 46%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 39%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 7%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 7%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 64%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 76%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 28%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 64%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 58%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 12%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 82%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 58%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 70%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 79%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 22%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 47%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 70%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 39%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 7%
Wayne Allard 30%
George Allen 17%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 74%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 28%
Charlie Bass 43%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 61%
Bob Bennett 7%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 64%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 28%
Michael Bilirakis 43%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 15%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 74%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
John Breaux 47%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 64%
Herbert Callahan 21%
Ben Campbell 24%
Chris Cannon 7%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 58%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 49%
Eva Clayton 95%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 61%
Robert Clement 54%
Hillary Clinton 87%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 54%
Kent Conrad 68%
John Cooksey 22%
Jon Corzine 93%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 52%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 82%
James Davis 62%
Jo Ann Davis 32%
Thomas Davis III 41%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 77%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 74%
Chris Dodd 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 41%
Calvin Dooley 53%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 28%
Jennifer Dunn 36%
John Edwards 74%
Chet Edwards 63%
Vern Ehlers 39%
Jo Ann Emerson 46%
Philip English 46%
John Ensign 35%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 19%
Russ Feingold 79%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 44%
Mark Foley 36%
Harold Ford, Jr. 58%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 95%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 74%
Elton Gallegly 32%
John Ganske 51%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Jim Gibbons 32%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 41%
Benjamin Gilman 51%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 12%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 28%
Daniel Graham 74%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 33%
James Greenwood 41%
Judd Gregg 35%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 41%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Tony Hall 66%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 57%
Melissa Hart 36%
Robert Hayes 15%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Joel Hefley 39%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 64%
Van Hilleary 22%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 28%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
Thomas Holden 63%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 62%
Stephen Horn 48%
John Nathan Hostettler 36%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 76%
William Jefferson 68%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 22%
Christopher John 52%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Tim Johnson 47%
Paul Kanjorski 74%
Ric Keller 27%
Sue Kelly 51%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Mark Kennedy 39%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Brian Kerns 22%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 7%
Herb Kohl 64%
James Kolbe 15%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 7%
John LaFalce 80%
Ray LaHood 48%
Nicholas Lampson 66%
Tom Lantos 91%
Steve LaTourette 43%
James Leach 52%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Blanche Lincoln 54%
John Linder 15%
William Lipinski 55%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 48%
Dick Lugar 26%
William Luther 77%
James Maloney 58%
Don Manzullo 15%
Frank Mascara 67%
Robert Matsui 88%
Karen McCarthy 74%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 45%
Scott McInnis 38%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 87%
Michael McNulty 95%
Martin Meehan 86%
Carrie Meek 82%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Dan Miller 28%
Zell Bryan Miller 43%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
Alan Mollohan 62%
Dennis Moore 58%
Constance Morella 53%
Jack Murtha 72%
Sue Myrick 19%
Ben Nelson 47%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 7%
Robert William Ney 39%
Don Nickles 17%
Anne Northup 15%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Thomas William Osborne 28%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ron Paul 49%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 22%
David Phelps 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22%
Todd Platts 47%
Richard Pombo 22%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 28%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 7%
James Ramstad 47%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 36%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 74%
Ciro Rodriguez 72%
Timothy Roemer 60%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 92%
Marge Roukema 47%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 54%
Rick Santorum 7%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
Jim Saxton 49%
Robert Schaffer 33%
Edward Schrock 7%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 41%
Christopher Shays 45%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Ronnie Shows 53%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
Joseph Skeen 15%
Ike Skelton 56%
Gordon Smith 39%
Nick Smith 41%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 68%
Hilda Solis 91%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 52%
John Spratt, Jr. 65%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Charles Stenholm 53%
Ted Stevens 40%
Ted Strickland 68%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sweeney 43%
Tom Tancredo 28%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 58%
William Tauzin 15%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 54%
Craig Thomas 24%
William Thomas 35%
Fred Thompson 35%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 61%
Ed Towns 60%
James Traficant, Jr. 41%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
James Turner 57%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 41%
John Warner 35%
Wesley Watkins 22%
Mel Watt 95%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 22%
W. Curtis Weldon 51%
Gerald Weller 28%
Paul Wellstone 93%
Robert Wexler 95%
Heather Wilson 28%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 70%
Albert Wynn 68%
Bill Young 39%

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