Rating Group: American Hospital Association

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 86%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 29%
Rodney Alexander 57%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 71%
Jason Altmire 86%
Rob Andrews 29%
Michael Arcuri 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 14%
John Barrow 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 57%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 57%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43%
Nancy Boyda 86%
Bruce Braley 57%
Paul Broun 14%
Henry Brown, Jr. 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 25%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 25%
Dave Camp 14%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 86%
Christopher Carney 71%
Mike Castle 57%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 57%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 86%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 43%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Artur Davis 71%
David Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 43%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 43%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Brad Ellsworth 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 86%
Terry Everett 57%
Tom Feeney 29%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 57%
Bob Filner 71%
Luis Fortuño 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 86%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Jim Gerlach 71%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Phil Gingrey 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 86%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 86%
Ralph Hall 57%
Phil Hare 71%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 43%
Doc Hastings 43%
Robert Hayes 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Baron Hill 57%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Paul Hodes 71%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 71%
Rush Holt, Jr. 86%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
William Jefferson 71%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Tim Johnson 57%
Walter Jones, Sr. 57%
Steve Kagen 71%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Ric Keller 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 43%
Jack Kingston 29%
Ron Klein 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
John Kuhl, Jr. 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 43%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Latham 71%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 57%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 14%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 29%
Tim Mahoney 43%
Don Manzullo 86%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 71%
Carolyn McCarthy 86%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 86%
Mike McIntyre 86%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McNulty 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 43%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 43%
Mike Michaud 86%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 43%
Brad Miller 71%
Harry Mitchell 43%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 86%
Jim Moran, Jr. 57%
Patrick Murphy 71%
Jack Murtha 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 14%
Sue Myrick 29%
Ben Nelson 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 86%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Ed Pastor 57%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 86%
John Peterson 71%
Tom Petri 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
Todd Platts 86%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 57%
Deborah Pryce 43%
George Radanovich 29%
Nick Rahall II 86%
James Ramstad 71%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Richard Renzi 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 86%
Laura Richardson 14%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 71%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 43%
Jim Saxton 86%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Allyson Schwartz 86%
José Serrano 71%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 71%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 71%
Carol Shea-Porter 71%
Heath Shuler 43%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 71%
Hilda Solis 43%
Mark Souder 43%
Zack Space 57%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 43%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 25%
Betty Sutton 57%
Tom Tancredo 14%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
Gene Taylor 29%
Lee Terry 29%
Todd Tiahrt 57%
John Tierney 86%
Ed Towns 86%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 43%
Mark Udall 86%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 43%
Mel Watt 29%
Henry Waxman 29%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 71%
David Weldon 29%
Gerald Weller 86%
Robert Wexler 71%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 29%
Heather Wilson 71%
Frank Wolf 14%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
David Wu 57%
Bill Young 43%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 71%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 86%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 43%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 57%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 86%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 43%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 43%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 71%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 29%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 14%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 71%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 71%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 71%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 71%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 71%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 43%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 43%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 57%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 14%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 71%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 43%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 43%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 57%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 43%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 86%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 43%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 43%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 43%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 43%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 43%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 57%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 71%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 43%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 86%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 71%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 71%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 71%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 71%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 71%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 29%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 71%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 43%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 57%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 43%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 14%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 29%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 71%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 71%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 25%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 57%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 57%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 71%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 86%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 43%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 25%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 57%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 57%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 86%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 86%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 43%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 43%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 57%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 86%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 71%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 57%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 71%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 29%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 25%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 25%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 29%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 86%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 29%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 43%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 29%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 14%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 43%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 43%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 43%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 43%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 29%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 29%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 29%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 14%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 43%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 29%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 29%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 86%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 29%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 43%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 29%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 29%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 57%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 43%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 43%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 57%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 14%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 57%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 57%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 43%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
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 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 43%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 57%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 29%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 86%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 29%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 43%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 14%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 57%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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