Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 82%
Rob Andrews 45%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 9%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 18%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 82%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 73%
Rod Blagojevich 54%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 18%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 9%
David Edward Bonior 82%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 55%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
John Breaux 36%
Richard Bryan 82%
Ed Bryant 27%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 57%
Eva Clayton 45%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 55%
Robert Clement 55%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 27%
Kent Conrad 64%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 10%
Jerry Costello 54%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 82%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 20%
Barbara Cubin 27%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 27%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 18%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 27%
Norm Dicks 64%
Julian Dixon 63%
Chris Dodd 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 82%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
John Edwards 73%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 36%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Lane Evans 73%
Terry Everett 20%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 18%
Ernest Fletcher 36%
Mark Foley 27%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 56%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Tillie Fowler 9%
Barney Frank 73%
Robert Franks 10%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 64%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 54%
Sam Gejdenson 55%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Jim Gibbons 18%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 18%
William Goodling 18%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 9%
Daniel Graham 64%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 27%
James Greenwood 27%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 36%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 18%
J. Dennis Hastert 14%
Robert Hayes 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 27%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Baron Hill 54%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 45%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 64%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 18%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 55%
Pete Hoekstra 45%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 64%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kenny Hulshof 45%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 18%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 54%
James Merrill Jeffords 82%
William Lewis Jenkins 36%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Patrick Kennedy 55%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 64%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Gerald Kleczka 73%
Ronald Klink 56%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 91%
James Kolbe 18%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Steven Kuykendall 27%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 27%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Tom Lantos 45%
Stephen Largent 36%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 18%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 36%
Dick Lugar 18%
William Luther 91%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 36%
Don Manzullo 36%
Matthew Martinez 9%
Frank Mascara 55%
Robert Matsui 73%
Karen McCarthy 73%
Bill McCollum 9%
James McCrery III 18%
John McHugh 27%
Scott McInnis 30%
David McIntosh 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 82%
Michael McNulty 44%
Martin Meehan 91%
Carrie Meek 60%
Jack Metcalf 18%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 63%
Dan Miller 18%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 64%
John Moakley 73%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 54%
Constance Morella 73%
Patrick Moynihan 73%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 27%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 18%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 9%
James Nussle 54%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 91%
Michael Oxley 18%
Ronald Packard 10%
Ron Paul 64%
Donald Payne 73%
Edward Pease 18%
John Peterson 18%
David Phelps 45%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 27%
Owen Pickett 36%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 64%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 73%
Ralph Regula 18%
Silvestre Reyes 45%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Charles Robb 73%
Ciro Rodriguez 55%
Timothy Roemer 60%
James Rogan 9%
William Roth, Jr. 18%
Steve Rothman 45%
Marge Roukema 18%
Jim Ryun 18%
Martin Olav Sabo 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 64%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
Jim Saxton 9%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 45%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 9%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 36%
Ronnie Shows 27%
E.G. Shuster 9%
Norman Sisisky 36%
Joseph Skeen 9%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 18%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 45%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 36%
John Sweeney 18%
James Talent 27%
Tom Tancredo 9%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 55%
William Tauzin 9%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 45%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 18%
Fred Thompson 9%
Karen Thurman 55%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Robert Torricelli 64%
Ed Towns 89%
James Traficant, Jr. 27%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 73%
James Turner 64%
Bruce Vento 75%
George Voinovich 18%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 36%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 18%
Mel Watt 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 9%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 18%
Gerald Weller 18%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 55%
Bob Weygand 55%
Heather Wilson 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 36%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 54%
Bill Young 9%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 55%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 64%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 91%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 73%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 73%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 44%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 91%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 55%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 64%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 73%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 73%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 64%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 55%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 64%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 64%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 82%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 73%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 64%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 64%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 78%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 45%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 18%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 54%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 91%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 73%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 55%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 54%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 64%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 82%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 45%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 89%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 82%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 63%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 60%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 73%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 73%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 64%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 70%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 73%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 64%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 45%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 73%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 91%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 73%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 86%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 64%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 82%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 91%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 36%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 9%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 45%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 36%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 27%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 64%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 9%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 18%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 9%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 55%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 9%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 18%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 18%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 18%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 18%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 9%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 27%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 9%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 36%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 27%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 33%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 55%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 18%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 18%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 18%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 18%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 36%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 27%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 9%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 18%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 9%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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