Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 61%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 87%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 74%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 82%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 82%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 3%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 3%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 95%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 3%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 92%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 87%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 57%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 71%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 56%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 76%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 97%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 90%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 87%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 3%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 3%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 92%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 53%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 92%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 74%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 74%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 18%
NA President Barack Obama II D 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 3%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 72%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 92%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 72%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 3%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 3%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 95%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 44%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 61%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 92%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 89%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 74%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 87%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 59%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 46%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 5%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 75%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 83%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 11%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 89%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 84%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 92%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 8%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 3%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 80%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 80%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 81%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 55%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 87%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 5%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 3%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 49%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 88%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 92%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Brian Baird 3%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Max Baucus 18%
Evan Bayh 30%
Melissa Bean 19%
Bob Bennett 65%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 3%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Tim Bishop 0%
Kit Bond 73%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 74%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Nancy Boyda 13%
Bruce Braley 5%
Paul Broun 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 80%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 3%
Dave Camp 85%
John Campbell III 94%
Chris Cannon 9%
Eric Cantor 92%
Dennis Cardoza 3%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 10%
Mike Castle 51%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 10%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 3%
Travis Childers 15%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 95%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 10%
Barbara Cubin 86%
Artur Davis 0%
David Davis 92%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 5%
Thomas Davis III 62%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 8%
Thelma Drake 87%
David Dreier 95%
Chet Edwards 3%
Vern Ehlers 76%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Terry Everett 83%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Jim Gerlach 53%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 84%
Bart Gordon 3%
Judd Gregg 85%
Charles Hagel 72%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 87%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 3%
Doc Hastings 92%
Robert Hayes 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 76%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 87%
Thomas Holden 5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 72%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 57%
Timothy Johnson 3%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ric Keller 81%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 89%
Ron Klein 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Herb Kohl 5%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ray LaHood 42%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Mary Landrieu 23%
Tom Latham 82%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 92%
Dick Lugar 72%
Dan Lungren 92%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Tim Mahoney 3%
Don Manzullo 87%
Jim Marshall 32%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Jim Matheson 22%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
James McCrery III 94%
John McHugh 49%
Mike McIntyre 13%
Buck McKeon 97%
Michael McNulty 3%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 8%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 81%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 3%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 28%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 93%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 86%
Tom Petri 74%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Todd Platts 59%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Mark Pryor 8%
George Radanovich 92%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 62%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Richard Renzi 62%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 87%
Mike Ross 5%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 3%
Ken Salazar 13%
William Sali 92%
Jim Saxton 51%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 95%
Christopher Shays 37%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 16%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 82%
Zack Space 5%
Arlen Specter 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 62%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 93%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 5%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 18%
Lee Terry 90%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
John Tierney 3%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 3%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 64%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 8%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 85%
Gerald Weller 64%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 76%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 74%

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