Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 72%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 81%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 91%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 89%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 95%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 37%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 3%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
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 2%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 9%
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 93%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 87%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu 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 2%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 2%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 4%
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 91%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 4%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 93%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 97%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 6%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 2%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 10%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 96%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 3%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 97%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 91%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 95%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 90%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 6%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 87%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 73%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 91%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 79%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 72%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 98%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 4%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 97%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 21%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 91%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 95%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 64%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 2%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 91%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 15%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 11%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 97%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 91%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 89%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 87%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 88%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 86%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 95%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 93%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 98%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
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 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 4%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards 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 45%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 2%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 2%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 81%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 2%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 2%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 6%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 95%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 89%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 2%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 27%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 23%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 93%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 2%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 91%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 85%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 97%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 9%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 74%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 74%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 2%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 79%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 2%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 3%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 91%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 4%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 4%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 86%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 9%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 2%
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 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 2%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 2%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 95%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 11%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 76%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 2%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 89%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 3%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 6%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 14%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 95%
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 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 69%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 97%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 97%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 97%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 72%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 89%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 21%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 97%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 93%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 98%
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 98%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 89%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 97%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 96%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 97%
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 91%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 91%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 93%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 4%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 98%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 83%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 94%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 97%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 11%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 85%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 4%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 9%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 93%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 62%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 2%
WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler D 35%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 97%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 97%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 93%
Jason Altmire 22%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Steve Austria 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 2%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 68%
John Barrow 16%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 11%
Mark Begich 0%
Bob Bennett 78%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 32%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 15%
Kit Bond 68%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 84%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 2%
Rick Boucher 19%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 64%
Paul Broun 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Scott Brown 60%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 81%
Max Burns 96%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 98%
Steve Buyer 80%
Dave Camp 85%
John Campbell III 86%
Eric Cantor 95%
Joseph Cao 39%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 10%
Brad Carson 0%
Mike Castle 49%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Travis Childers 31%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 11%
Mark Critz 3%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 27%
Bill Delahunt 2%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 4%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 3%
David Dreier 93%
Steve Driehaus 12%
Chet Edwards 28%
Vern Ehlers 64%
Brad Ellsworth 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Karan English 0%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 2%
Russ Feingold 22%
Bob Filner 2%
Floyd Flake 98%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 91%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Phil Gingrey 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 6%
Judd Gregg 70%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 68%
Kay Hagan 8%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 93%
Debbie Halvorson 13%
Phil Hare 2%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 4%
Claude Harris 91%
Doc Hastings 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Baron Hill 26%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 74%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 84%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 75%
Steve Kagen 4%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 3%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 100%
Larry Kissell 22%
Ron Klein 2%
Herb Kohl 3%
Suzanne Kosmas 12%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 97%
Mary Landrieu 3%
Tom Latham 91%
Steve LaTourette 69%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 84%
George LeMieux 93%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 89%
Dick Lugar 81%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Dan Maffei 8%
Don Manzullo 90%
Betsy Markey 23%
Jim Marshall 27%
Eric Massa 14%
Jim Matheson 31%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 82%
Mike McIntyre 31%
Buck McKeon 88%
J. Alex McMillan 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 6%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 24%
Mike Michaud 4%
Gary Miller 97%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 41%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 6%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 7%
Scott Murphy 16%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 37%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Bill Owens 12%
Ed Pastor 0%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 17%
Tom Petri 87%
Todd Platts 76%
Earl Pomeroy 6%
Mark Pryor 7%
George Radanovich 70%
Nick Rahall II 6%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Silvestre Reyes 2%
Laura Richardson 2%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 6%
Mike Rogers 82%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 6%
Mark Schauer 11%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Aaron Schock 87%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 95%
Carol Shea-Porter 2%
Heath Shuler 34%
Ike Skelton 23%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Mike Sodrel 5%
Mark Souder 60%
Zack Space 20%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 9%
Cliff Stearns 98%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 89%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 17%
Gene Taylor 50%
Harry Teague 24%
Lee Terry 82%
Todd Tiahrt 87%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 6%
George Voinovich 66%
Robert Walker 85%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 6%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 6%
Frank Wolf 80%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 68%

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