Rating Group: American Hospital Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 44%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 14%
Bob Beauprez 33%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 56%
Brian Bilbray 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Ginny Brown-Waite 44%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 67%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Julia Carson 14%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 22%
Ben Chandler III 29%
Chris Chocola 11%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 14%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 22%
Artur Davis 29%
Geoff Davis 33%
James Davis 14%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 57%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Norm Dicks 43%
Chris Dodd 33%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Thelma Drake 11%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
Philip English 78%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 22%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 29%
Mark Foley 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Luis Fortuño 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 67%
Barney Frank 29%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 22%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 29%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
Bart Gordon 29%
Mark Green 22%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
Jane Harman 43%
Katherine Harris 33%
Melissa Hart 44%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 44%
Wally Herger, Jr. 22%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 43%
Maurice Hinchey 57%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 43%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 22%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
William Jefferson 29%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Nancy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 78%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 11%
Sue Kelly 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 33%
Patrick Kennedy 43%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 11%
Dennis Kucinich 29%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 50%
Ray LaHood 78%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 33%
Don Manzullo 67%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 44%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 78%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 57%
Martin Meehan 43%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 14%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 29%
Brad Miller 43%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Dennis Moore 57%
Jack Murtha 43%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 43%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 43%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Thomas William Osborne 22%
Major Owens 43%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 57%
John Peterson 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 22%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Deborah Pryce 11%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 44%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 22%
Richard Renzi 33%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 57%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 29%
Ken Salazar 50%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 78%
Jean Schmidt 11%
John Schwarz 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 67%
Donald Sherwood 78%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 78%
Ike Skelton 14%
Gordon Smith 83%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 57%
Mike Sodrel 33%
Hilda Solis 29%
Mark Souder 56%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 29%
Pete Stark 14%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 43%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 17%
John Sweeney 89%
James Talent 17%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 29%
Ellen Tauscher 14%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 14%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 14%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 14%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 67%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 14%
Anthony Weiner 43%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 78%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 29%
Heather Wilson 89%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 14%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 22%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 29%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 57%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 14%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 57%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 67%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 29%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 43%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 29%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 43%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 43%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 29%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 29%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 43%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 43%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 43%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 43%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 57%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 17%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 43%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 43%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 14%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 57%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 29%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 14%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 29%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 83%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 43%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 43%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 29%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 29%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 29%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 43%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 14%
NA President Barack Obama II D 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 57%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 83%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 29%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 29%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 14%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 57%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 43%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 29%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 43%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 29%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 29%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 14%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 83%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 43%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 22%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 78%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 22%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 56%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 22%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 22%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 89%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 44%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 11%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 67%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 89%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 22%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 33%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 11%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 22%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 33%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 89%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 22%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 33%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 44%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 78%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 22%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 11%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 44%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 22%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 11%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 17%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 78%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 33%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 44%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 44%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 11%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 56%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 11%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 11%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 44%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 22%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
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 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 22%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 22%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 11%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 44%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 22%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11%

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