Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

1999-2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 76%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 97%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 12%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 94%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 9%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 19%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 16%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 12%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 20%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 66%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 82%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 9%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 16%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 61%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 3%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 9%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 12%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 78%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 16%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 87%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 76%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 76%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 21%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 72%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 73%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 15%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 12%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 79%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 16%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 70%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 97%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 52%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 12%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 9%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 18%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 16%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 9%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 9%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 12%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 12%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 12%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 22%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 79%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 94%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 73%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 97%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 3%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 94%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 36%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 87%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 85%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 19%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 58%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 12%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 12%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 16%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 13%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 97%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 72%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 16%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 12%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 70%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 91%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 76%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 12%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 6%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 21%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 94%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 41%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 94%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 9%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 76%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 82%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 87%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 84%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 72%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 73%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 14%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 12%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 12%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 97%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 97%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 12%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 91%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 12%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 58%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 16%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 82%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 41%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 45%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 12%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 85%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 16%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 15%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 21%
Richard Armey 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 21%
Richard Hugh Baker 73%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 79%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 3%
Bob Bennett 97%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 15%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 70%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Rod Blagojevich 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
Kit Bond 91%
Henry Bonilla 66%
David Edward Bonior 12%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 27%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 9%
John Breaux 20%
Ed Bryant 82%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 72%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 65%
Ben Campbell 94%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 16%
Mike Castle 70%
Eva Clayton 12%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Robert Clement 24%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 84%
Gary Condit 55%
Kent Conrad 12%
John Cooksey 73%
Jerry Costello 16%
Christopher Cox 94%
William Coyne 9%
Larry Craig 97%
Robert Cramer 41%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 85%
Randall Cunningham 76%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 16%
Thomas Davis III 64%
Bill Delahunt 19%
Thomas DeLay 85%
James DeMint 94%
Peter Deutsch 21%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 3%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
Calvin Dooley 21%
John Doolittle 88%
Byron Dorgan 9%
David Dreier 64%
Jennifer Dunn 79%
John Edwards 9%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 84%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
Philip English 73%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 72%
Russ Feingold 9%
Bob Filner 12%
Peter Fitzgerald 94%
Ernest Fletcher 76%
Mark Foley 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 19%
William Frist 97%
Jonas Frost III 15%
Elton Gallegly 67%
John Ganske 59%
George Gekas 70%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 12%
Jim Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 61%
Paul Gillmor 56%
Benjamin Gilman 41%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 36%
Porter Goss 76%
Daniel Graham 3%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Mark Green 82%
James Greenwood 69%
Judd Gregg 97%
Gilbert Gutknecht 85%
Tony Hall 18%
James Hansen 76%
J. Dennis Hastert 48%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 88%
Baron Hill 15%
Van Hilleary 91%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 61%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 79%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Asa Hutchinson 67%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 97%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 58%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
William Jefferson 6%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 24%
Nancy Johnson 53%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Sue Kelly 64%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 27%
Joseph Knollenberg 61%
Herb Kohl 12%
James Kolbe 64%
Dennis Kucinich 64%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 18%
Ray LaHood 73%
Nicholas Lampson 18%
Tom Lantos 6%
Stephen Largent 97%
Steve LaTourette 61%
James Leach 58%
Jerry Lewis 59%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Blanche Lincoln 3%
John Linder 82%
William Lipinski 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 97%
Dick Lugar 94%
William Luther 36%
James Maloney 19%
Don Manzullo 94%
Frank Mascara 19%
Robert Matsui 15%
Karen McCarthy 12%
James McCrery III 64%
John McHugh 56%
Scott McInnis 90%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 37%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 22%
Carrie Meek 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Dan Miller 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 24%
John Moakley 9%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 24%
Constance Morella 27%
Frank Murkowski 94%
Jack Murtha 12%
Sue Myrick 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 72%
Robert William Ney 70%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 64%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 77%
James Nussle 79%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 9%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Doug Ose 61%
Major Owens 14%
Michael Oxley 68%
Ron Paul 91%
Donald Payne 12%
John Peterson 67%
David Phelps 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 78%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 15%
Deborah Pryce 65%
Jack Quinn 52%
George Radanovich 85%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 55%
Silvestre Reyes 12%
Thomas Reynolds 70%
Bob Riley 85%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 26%
Ciro Rodriguez 15%
Timothy Roemer 35%
Steve Rothman 16%
Marge Roukema 76%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 16%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 30%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 6%
Jim Saxton 64%
Joe Scarborough 93%
Robert Schaffer 88%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 61%
Christopher Shays 76%
Donald Sherwood 63%
Ronnie Shows 42%
Joseph Skeen 61%
Ike Skelton 30%
Gordon Smith 94%
Nick Smith 88%
Bob Smith 97%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 15%
Mark Souder 79%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 16%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 88%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 91%
Ted Strickland 15%
Bob Stump 88%
Bart Stupak 21%
John Sununu 97%
John Sweeney 73%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
William Tauzin 76%
Charles Taylor 82%
Gene Taylor 33%
Craig Thomas 94%
William Thomas 67%
Fred Thompson 97%
Karen Thurman 23%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 85%
Robert Torricelli 20%
Ed Towns 9%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
James Turner 18%
George Voinovich 68%
James Walsh 48%
Zach Wamp 85%
John Warner 94%
Wesley Watkins 79%
Mel Watt 6%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 85%
W. Curtis Weldon 68%
Gerald Weller 73%
Paul Wellstone 3%
Robert Wexler 22%
Heather Wilson 64%
Lynn Woolsey 16%
David Wu 24%
Albert Wynn 3%
Bill Young 53%

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