Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 85%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 72%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 67%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 76%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 94%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 97%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 12%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 9%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 21%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 3%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 9%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 71%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 3%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 9%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 9%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 3%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 71%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 6%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 12%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 84%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 23%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 97%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 74%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 3%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 3%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 30%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 12%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 88%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 91%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 21%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 68%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 3%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 9%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 3%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 3%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 68%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 56%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 6%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 68%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 68%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 95%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 3%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 3%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 3%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 59%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 3%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 68%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 6%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 6%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 3%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 9%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 97%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 68%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 41%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 97%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 3%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 59%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 78%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 63%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 9%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 3%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 6%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 6%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 6%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 6%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 3%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 3%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 9%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 82%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 59%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 73%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 12%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 71%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 85%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 59%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 6%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 91%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 3%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 56%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 62%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 98%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 97%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 85%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 81%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 97%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 6%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 71%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 85%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 74%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 15%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 74%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 31%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 6%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 6%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 85%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 85%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 6%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 3%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 68%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 6%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 15%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 56%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 97%
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 98%
Thomas Allen 3%
Rob Andrews 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 12%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 6%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Max Baucus 30%
Evan Bayh 5%
Melissa Bean 33%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 18%
Judy Biggert 59%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Tim Bishop 3%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 9%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 24%
Henry Brown, Jr. 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 74%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 78%
Robert Byrd 8%
Dave Camp 65%
John Campbell III 88%
Chris Cannon 71%
Eric Cantor 85%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 6%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 47%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 95%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jerry Costello 18%
Larry Craig 92%
Robert Cramer 36%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Artur Davis 9%
Geoff Davis 65%
Jo Ann Davis 63%
Lincoln Davis 21%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 98%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 9%
John Dingell 6%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 8%
Thelma Drake 47%
David Dreier 77%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 58%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 98%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Terry Everett 97%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 3%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 3%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 68%
Phil Gingrey 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 6%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
Bart Gordon 28%
Judd Gregg 93%
Charles Hagel 98%
Ralph Hall 82%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 3%
Doc Hastings 70%
Robert Hayes 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 24%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
David Lee Hobson 59%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 13%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 94%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 3%
Tim Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 15%
Paul Kanjorski 6%
Ric Keller 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 6%
Dale Kildee 6%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 6%
Jack Kingston 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
Herb Kohl 3%
Dennis Kucinich 3%
John Kuhl, Jr. 58%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 59%
Mary Landrieu 27%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 65%
Steve LaTourette 49%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 59%
Ron Lewis 70%
Joe Lieberman 3%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 73%
Dick Lugar 80%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 97%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 30%
Melquiades Martinez 93%
Jim Matheson 32%
Carolyn McCarthy 12%
Thaddeus McCotter 71%
James McCrery III 74%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 32%
Buck McKeon 74%
Michael McNulty 6%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 30%
Mike Michaud 3%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 3%
Gary Miller 91%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 9%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 12%
Jim Moran, Jr. 9%
Jack Murtha 24%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 97%
Ben Nelson 60%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 97%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Ed Pastor 6%
Ron Paul 72%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 66%
Tom Petri 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Todd Platts 49%
Earl Pomeroy 27%
Jon Porter, Sr. 44%
Deborah Pryce 55%
Mark Pryor 13%
George Radanovich 87%
Nick Rahall II 18%
James Ramstad 46%
Ralph Regula 61%
Denny Rehberg 68%
Richard Renzi 62%
Silvestre Reyes 7%
Thomas Reynolds 81%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 82%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 21%
Ken Salazar 18%
Jim Saxton 53%
Jean Schmidt 74%
Allyson Schwartz 6%
John Shadegg 91%
Christopher Shays 38%
Ike Skelton 15%
Gordon Smith 77%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 3%
Mark Souder 77%
Arlen Specter 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 6%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Ted Stevens 80%
Bart Stupak 6%
John Sullivan 97%
John Sununu 93%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 6%
Gene Taylor 38%
Lee Terry 82%
Craig Thomas 97%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
John Tierney 3%
Ed Towns 3%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 6%
Mark Udall 15%
George Voinovich 49%
James Walsh 43%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 83%
Diane Watson 3%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 65%
Robert Wexler 6%
Heather Wilson 64%
Frank Wolf 56%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 9%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 76%

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