Rating Group: Keep America Safe

2001-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 90%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 93%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 96%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 96%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 96%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 77%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 4%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 50%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 7%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 4%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 4%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 8%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 26%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 35%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 4%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 19%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 29%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 8%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 22%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 4%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 38%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 48%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 15%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 94%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 94%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 96%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 96%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 32%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 97%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 96%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 96%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 13%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 14%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 53%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 96%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 78%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 13%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 96%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 97%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 96%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 96%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 85%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 96%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 29%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 25%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 6%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 26%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 93%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 46%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 96%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 19%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 96%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 20%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 20%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 92%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 92%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 96%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 11%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 96%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 94%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 14%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 96%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 93%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 92%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 22%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 96%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 15%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 14%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 94%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 38%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 96%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 28%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 19%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 36%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 22%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 23%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 46%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 15%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 96%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 8%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 96%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 96%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 4%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 11%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 23%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 47%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 4%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 95%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 96%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 17%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 26%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 96%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 96%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 96%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 73%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 74%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 36%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 11%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 13%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 96%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 74%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 97%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 29%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 93%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 96%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 23%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 4%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 14%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 22%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 91%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 16%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 37%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 4%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 96%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 100%
Gary Ackerman 29%
John Adler 58%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Jason Altmire 61%
Rob Andrews 30%
Michael Arcuri 44%
Steve Austria 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 32%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Max Baucus 24%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 71%
Mark Begich 29%
Bob Bennett 89%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 95%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Tim Bishop 32%
John Boccieri 54%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Bruce Braley 6%
Bobby Bright 77%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 96%
Jim Bunning 96%
Roland Burris 14%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Dave Camp 96%
John Campbell III 95%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 75%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 64%
Mike Castle 92%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 56%
Travis Childers 73%
Howard Coble 96%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 43%
Jerry Costello 40%
Kathy Dahlkemper 46%
Artur Davis 68%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 74%
Bill Delahunt 13%
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 96%
Norm Dicks 26%
John Dingell 12%
Chris Dodd 18%
Byron Dorgan 18%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 15%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Bill Emerson 100%
John Ensign 97%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Russ Feingold 7%
Bob Filner 7%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 96%
Jim Gerlach 96%
Gabrielle Giffords 39%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Bart Gordon 63%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 85%
Kay Hagan 14%
John Hall 33%
Ralph Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 46%
Phil Hare 6%
Tom Harkin 11%
Jane Harman 23%
Doc Hastings 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 76%
Baron Hill 37%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Paul Hodes 28%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 59%
Rush Holt, Jr. 7%
Kay Hutchison 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
Mike Johanns 100%
Tim Johnson 70%
Timothy Johnson 32%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Ted Kaufman 14%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 22%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Mary Jo Kilroy 8%
Jack Kingston 100%
Larry Kissell 38%
Ron Klein 53%
Herb Kohl 17%
Suzanne Kosmas 54%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 62%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 97%
Mary Landrieu 52%
Tom Latham 96%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 92%
George LeMieux 100%
Carl Levin 21%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 78%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Dan Maffei 15%
Don Manzullo 89%
Betsy Markey 38%
Jim Marshall 84%
Jim Matheson 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 96%
Mike McIntyre 59%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McMahon 62%
Carrie Meek 24%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
Mike Michaud 12%
Gary Miller 96%
George Miller 25%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 42%
Harry Mitchell 61%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 44%
Jim Moran, Jr. 7%
Patrick Murphy 28%
Scott Murphy 38%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 66%
Glenn Nye III 46%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 26%
Bill Owens 50%
Ed Pastor 4%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 4%
Tom Perriello 31%
Tom Petri 93%
Todd Platts 96%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Mark Pryor 48%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 15%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 22%
Laura Richardson 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 26%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Rogers 96%
Mike Ross 59%
Steve Rothman 19%
John Salazar 46%
Mark Schauer 31%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Aaron Schock 92%
Allyson Schwartz 29%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 11%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
Heath Shuler 47%
Ike Skelton 38%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 30%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 68%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 11%
John Tanner 60%
Gene Taylor 81%
Harry Teague 62%
Lee Terry 96%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 7%
Mark Udall 29%
George Voinovich 93%
Zach Wamp 96%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 12%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
Anthony Weiner 17%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 33%
Frank Wolf 96%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 96%

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