Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 79%
Gary Ackerman 79%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 87%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 53%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 93%
Bill Barrett 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Charlie Bass 33%
Herbert Bateman 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 79%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 73%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Michael Bilirakis 27%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 23%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Leonard Boswell 47%
Rick Boucher 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 71%
George Brown, Jr. 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
Ed Bryant 13%
Jim Bunning 27%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 8%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 53%
Thomas Campbell 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 21%
Chris Cannon 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
Julia Carson 93%
Mike Castle 60%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 13%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 14%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
William Clay, Sr. 92%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 57%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 21%
Michael Collins 7%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 27%
John Cooksey 29%
Jerry Costello 71%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 93%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Barbara Cubin 13%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Patsy Ann Danner 47%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
James Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 71%
Julian Dixon 73%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 87%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 47%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 47%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 64%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 73%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
Bob Etheridge 53%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 7%
Thomas Ewing 29%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
Harris Fawell 47%
Victor Fazio 73%
Bob Filner 86%
Thomas Foglietta 92%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 87%
Tillie Fowler 27%
Jon David Fox 60%
Barney Frank 93%
Robert Franks 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elizabeth Furse 93%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Henry Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
William Goodling 33%
Bart Gordon 60%
Porter Goss 36%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
James Greenwood 60%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
Tony Hall 67%
Lee Hamilton 73%
James Hansen 8%
Jane Harman 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 27%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 33%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 55%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 87%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Asa Hutchinson 13%
Henry Hyde 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 7%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
William Jefferson 62%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
Jay Johnson 87%
Nancy Johnson 47%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 53%
OH Governor John Kasich R 40%
Sue Kelly 53%
Joseph Kennedy II 93%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 80%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Jay Kim 27%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
Ronald Klink 47%
Scott Klug 53%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 27%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Tom Lantos 79%
Stephen Largent 7%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 27%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Rick Lazio 57%
James Leach 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 73%
Jerry Lewis 29%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 87%
Ron Lewis 20%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 21%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
William Luther 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
James Maloney 67%
Thomas Manton 43%
Don Manzullo 13%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
Matthew Martinez 71%
Frank Mascara 40%
Robert Matsui 73%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 60%
Karen McCarthy 87%
Bill McCollum 29%
James McCrery III 14%
Joseph McDade 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
Paul McHale 73%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 15%
David McIntosh 7%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 93%
Carrie Meek 64%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
Jack Metcalf 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 73%
Dan Miller 27%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
David Minge 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
John Moakley 80%
Alan Mollohan 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
Constance Morella 73%
Jack Murtha 47%
Sue Myrick 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 7%
Mark Neumann 36%
Robert William Ney 23%
Anne Northup 21%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 27%
Jim Oberstar 79%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Major Owens 86%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
Michael Pappas 27%
Mike Parker 20%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 87%
Ron Paul 53%
William Paxon 7%
Donald Payne 93%
Edward Pease 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
John Peterson 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Owen Pickett 57%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
John Edward Porter 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
Glenn Poshard 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 60%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 43%
George Radanovich 13%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 71%
James Ramstad 73%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87%
Bill Redmond 20%
Ralph Regula 47%
Silvestre Reyes 46%
Frank Riggs 33%
Bob Riley 7%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 87%
Ciro Rodriguez 64%
Timothy Roemer 53%
James Rogan 27%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 27%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 27%
Steve Rothman 67%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 93%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 27%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 47%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 27%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 80%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Daniel Schaefer 7%
Robert Schaffer 13%
Steven Schiff 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 73%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 47%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 67%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 53%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Norman Sisisky 40%
David Skaggs 87%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 27%
Linda Smith 27%
Nick Smith 43%
Robert Smith 13%
Vincent Snowbarger 7%
Vic Snyder 73%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 7%
Mark Souder 20%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Charles Stenholm 33%
Louis Stokes 93%
Ted Strickland 80%
Bob Stump 7%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sununu 27%
James Talent 20%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 29%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 13%
William Thomas 33%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 13%
Karen Thurman 67%
Todd Tiahrt 7%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
Esteban Edward Torres 79%
Ed Towns 87%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
James Turner 53%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
Bruce Vento 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 53%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 27%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 87%
Wesley Watkins 8%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 27%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 93%
David Weldon 7%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 69%
Bob Weygand 64%
Rick White 33%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 57%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 27%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Albert Wynn 73%
Sidney Yates 92%
Bill Young 27%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 30%

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