Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2003-2004 Positions

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

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