Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

1995-1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 98%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 95%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 12%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 96%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 2%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 2%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 2%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 28%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 3%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 2%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 5%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 95%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 17%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 49%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 97%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 98%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 85%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 98%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 12%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 2%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 98%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 13%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 93%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 3%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 32%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 88%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 98%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 28%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 98%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 85%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 93%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 7%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 24%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 22%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 2%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 88%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 5%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 95%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 37%
Richard Hugh Baker 98%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 39%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 98%
Charlie Bass 98%
Herbert Bateman 88%
Max Baucus 35%
Anthony Beilenson 30%
Bob Bennett 97%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 20%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 8%
Tom Bevill 10%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 95%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 98%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 5%
Rick Boucher 23%
Bill Bradley 19%
John Breaux 28%
George Brown, Jr. 5%
Hank Brown 94%
Richard Bryan 17%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 13%
Dale Bumpers 7%
Jim Bunning 98%
Conrad Burns 97%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 98%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 85%
John Chafee 83%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 98%
Jon Lynn Christensen 95%
William Clay, Sr. 5%
Eva Clayton 5%
Robert Clement 32%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 15%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 2%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 66%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 93%
Patsy Ann Danner 49%
Thomas Daschle 21%
Thomas Davis III 88%
E. Kika de la Garza 11%
Thomas DeLay 98%
Ronald Dellums 5%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 17%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 7%
Robert Dole 72%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 17%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 98%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Bill Emerson 65%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 98%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 17%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 97%
Harris Fawell 93%
Victor Fazio 21%
Russ Feingold 14%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 5%
Floyd Flake 5%
Thomas Foglietta 2%
Mark Foley 93%
Michael Patrick Forbes 93%
Wendell Ford 24%
Tillie Fowler 95%
Jon David Fox 90%
Barney Frank 7%
Gary Franks 80%
Robert Franks 85%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 21%
Elizabeth Furse 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 95%
Sam Gejdenson 5%
George Gekas 98%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 10%
Pete Geren 55%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 81%
Paul Gillmor 98%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 18%
Henry Gonzalez 18%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 46%
Slade Gorton 83%
Porter Goss 90%
Daniel Graham 28%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
James Greenwood 85%
Judd Gregg 90%
Steven Gunderson 55%
Gilbert Gutknecht 98%
Tony Hall 12%
Lee Hamilton 32%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 42%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 44%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 98%
Joel Hefley 92%
W.G. Hefner 30%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 98%
Pete Hoekstra 98%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Hollings 17%
Stephen Horn 93%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 81%
Duncan Hunter 97%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 98%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 98%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 40%
William Jefferson 8%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Harry Johnston 11%
J. Bennett Johnston 5%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 56%
Sue Kelly 90%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14%
Joseph Kennedy II 5%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 10%
Bob Kerrey 18%
Dale Kildee 10%
Jay Kim 100%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Ronald Klink 12%
Scott Klug 81%
Joseph Knollenberg 98%
Herb Kohl 24%
James Kolbe 93%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 7%
Ray LaHood 88%
Tom Lantos 7%
Stephen Largent 95%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Greg Laughlin 40%
Frank Lautenberg 3%
Rick Lazio 90%
James Leach 83%
Jerry Lewis 95%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Jim Lightfoot 90%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 28%
Robert Livingston 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 93%
William Luther 17%
Connie Mack 100%
Thomas Manton 13%
Don Manzullo 98%
Matthew Martinez 13%
Frank Mascara 20%
Karen McCarthy 22%
Bill McCollum 98%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 95%
Paul McHale 20%
John McHugh 90%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 95%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 5%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 12%
Carrie Meek 5%
Jack Metcalf 95%
Jan Meyers 63%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 14%
Dan Miller 90%
David Minge 32%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
John Moakley 5%
Alan Mollohan 18%
G.V. Montgomery 55%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Constance Morella 54%
Carol Moseley Braun 7%
Patrick Moynihan 7%
Frank Murkowski 96%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 98%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 95%
Mark Neumann 90%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 39%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 7%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Bill Orton 67%
Major Owens 3%
Michael Oxley 98%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 90%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 5%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 30%
Clay Pell 17%
Pete Peterson 10%
Owen Pickett 46%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
John Edward Porter 73%
Glenn Poshard 39%
Larry Pressler 83%
Deborah Pryce 98%
David Pryor 10%
Jack Quinn 81%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 88%
Ralph Regula 95%
Bill Richardson 0%
Frank Riggs 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 12%
Charles Robb 31%
Timothy Roemer 37%
Charles Rose III 0%
Toby Roth 80%
William Roth, Jr. 97%
Marge Roukema 65%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
Rick Santorum 97%
Paul Sarbanes 3%
Jim Saxton 83%
Joe Scarborough 88%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 87%
Pat Schroeder 15%
John Shadegg 98%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 93%
Christopher Shays 81%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Paul Simon 5%
Alan Simpson 72%
Norman Sisisky 51%
David Skaggs 7%
Joseph Skeen 98%
Ike Skelton 58%
Linda Smith 95%
Nick Smith 98%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 79%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 49%
Ted Stevens 86%
Louis Stokes 6%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 17%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 55%
William Tauzin 90%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 59%
Craig Thomas 97%
William Thomas 98%
Fred Thompson 97%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 25%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 98%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 24%
Ed Towns 5%
James Traficant, Jr. 51%
Bruce Vento 5%
Harold Volkmer 21%
Barbara Vucanovich 90%
James Walsh 85%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 97%
Mel Watt 2%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 95%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 87%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 14%
Rick White 98%
Pat Williams 0%
Charles Wilson 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 10%
Lynn Woolsey 2%
Albert Wynn 22%
Sidney Yates 3%
Bill Young 95%
Bill Zeliff 85%
Richard Zimmer 80%

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