Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2005-2006 Positions

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

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