Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 89%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 91%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 3%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 6%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 81%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 11%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 3%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 9%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 36%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 3%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 15%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 3%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 86%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 89%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 83%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 81%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 97%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 6%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 6%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 94%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 97%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 83%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 72%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 15%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 3%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 3%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 62%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 86%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 83%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 6%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 3%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 32%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 91%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 3%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 89%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 26%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 72%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 86%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 77%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 8%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 89%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 23%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 26%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 3%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 6%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 3%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 6%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 3%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 3%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 6%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 3%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 3%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 97%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 74%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 78%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 6%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 3%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 93%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 3%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 3%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 36%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 89%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 97%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 89%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 97%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 94%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 94%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 8%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 3%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 97%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 19%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 94%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 28%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 6%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 11%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 78%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 3%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 89%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 3%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 97%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 97%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 6%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 72%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 97%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 85%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 3%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 97%
Charlie Bass 81%
Max Baucus 24%
Evan Bayh 21%
Bob Bennett 97%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Sherwood Boehlert 61%
Kit Bond 91%
Henry Bonilla 83%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
John Breaux 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 86%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 97%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 12%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 94%
Eric Cantor 97%
Brad Carson 6%
Julia Carson 6%
Mike Castle 72%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 92%
Kent Conrad 6%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 8%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 89%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 94%
Thomas Davis III 69%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 9%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
Calvin Dooley 29%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 6%
David Dreier 89%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
John Edwards 6%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
Philip English 78%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 89%
Russ Feingold 14%
Michael Ferguson 74%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 88%
Ernest Fletcher 83%
Mark Foley 81%
Harold Ford, Jr. 12%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 3%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 74%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 97%
Bart Gordon 29%
Porter Goss 86%
Daniel Graham 6%
Mark Green 94%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 97%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 36%
Robert Hayes 83%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Baron Hill 21%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
David Lee Hobson 81%
Pete Hoekstra 94%
Thomas Holden 11%
Ernest Hollings 9%
Darlene Hooley 8%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 69%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Kay Hutchison 97%
Henry Hyde 83%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 6%
James Merrill Jeffords 16%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
Christopher John 29%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Tim Johnson 72%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 3%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Herb Kohl 6%
James Kolbe 85%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 71%
Nicholas Lampson 6%
Tom Lantos 3%
Steve LaTourette 72%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 86%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 97%
Dick Lugar 94%
Don Manzullo 100%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 8%
James McCrery III 89%
John McHugh 73%
Scott McInnis 91%
Michael McNulty 3%
Martin Meehan 3%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 58%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Dennis Moore 19%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 9%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Robert William Ney 89%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 86%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 3%
John Olver 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 3%
Thomas William Osborne 81%
Doug Ose 75%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 85%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 89%
Todd Platts 75%
Richard Pombo 91%
Earl Pomeroy 6%
Deborah Pryce 82%
Jack Quinn 70%
George Radanovich 89%
James Ramstad 81%
Ralph Regula 81%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 3%
Mike Ross 22%
Steve Rothman 3%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 22%
Rick Santorum 97%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 89%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 78%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 89%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 75%
Ike Skelton 15%
Gordon Smith 91%
Nick Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 59%
Vic Snyder 17%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 3%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Charles Stenholm 31%
Ted Stevens 77%
Ted Strickland 3%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 85%
John Sweeney 75%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 19%
William Tauzin 92%
Charles Taylor 89%
Gene Taylor 37%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 81%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Ed Towns 9%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 14%
George Voinovich 88%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 81%
John Warner 82%
Diane Watson 3%
Mel Watt 3%
Anthony Weiner 6%
David Weldon 91%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 86%
Robert Wexler 6%
Heather Wilson 86%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 14%
Albert Wynn 3%
Bill Young 83%

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