Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Gary Ackerman 79%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 15%
George Allen 23%
Thomas Allen 77%
Rob Andrews 50%
Richard Armey 7%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 21%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 71%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 85%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 21%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 77%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
Bob Bennett 8%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 36%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 36%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
Judy Biggert 36%
Michael Bilirakis 7%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 14%
David Edward Bonior 86%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 64%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 77%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 46%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 71%
John Breaux 31%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 79%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 15%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 14%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 77%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 7%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 79%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 79%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 64%
Jean Carnahan 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 85%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 14%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 62%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 79%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 62%
Robert Clement 57%
Hillary Clinton 77%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
Larry Combest 14%
Gary Condit 43%
Kent Conrad 77%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
John Cooksey 14%
Jon Corzine 92%
Jerry Costello 36%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 29%
Philip Crane 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 14%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 71%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 79%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Thomas Daschle 92%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
James Davis 64%
Jo Ann Davis 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 43%
Thomas Davis III 36%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 71%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Bill Delahunt 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 79%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Peter Deutsch 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 57%
Chris Dodd 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 77%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 57%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 23%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 93%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
Michael Ferguson 29%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 29%
Ernest Fletcher 14%
Mark Foley 14%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 85%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
William Frist 8%
Jonas Frost III 57%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 38%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 21%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 21%
Daniel Graham 85%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 29%
Mark Green 21%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 8%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 21%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 23%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 7%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 92%
Jane Harman 62%
Melissa Hart 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 7%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Baron Hill 64%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 54%
David Lee Hobson 14%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
Pete Hoekstra 21%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 85%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 79%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 93%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Stephen Horn 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 57%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 62%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 7%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
Daniel Inouye 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 14%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 31%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
William Jefferson 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 7%
Christopher John 38%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
Nancy Johnson 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
Tim Johnson 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 77%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
Ric Keller 7%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 36%
Patrick Kennedy 62%
Brian Kerns 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 7%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 29%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 21%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 79%
Ray LaHood 36%
Nicholas Lampson 69%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 85%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 57%
Tom Lantos 64%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 57%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 71%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 27%
Steve LaTourette 14%
James Leach 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 71%
Jerry Lewis 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 69%
Blanche Lincoln 69%
John Linder 14%
William Lipinski 10%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 21%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 29%
Dick Lugar 8%
William Luther 79%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
James Maloney 36%
Don Manzullo 21%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 79%
Frank Mascara 21%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 57%
Robert Matsui 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 38%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 64%
Karen McCarthy 86%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
James McCrery III 14%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
John McHugh 31%
Scott McInnis 14%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 29%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 79%
Martin Meehan 86%
Carrie Meek 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 43%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 77%
Dan Miller 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 79%
Zell Bryan Miller 31%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 85%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Dennis Moore 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 64%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 21%
Constance Morella 71%
Frank Murkowski 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
Jack Murtha 36%
Sue Myrick 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 86%
Ben Nelson 38%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 77%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 21%
Robert William Ney 7%
Don Nickles 15%
Anne Northup 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Dave Obey 71%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Thomas William Osborne 29%
Doug Ose 21%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 14%
Major Owens 85%
Michael Oxley 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 79%
Ron Paul 46%
Donald Payne 86%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 29%
John Peterson 21%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 29%
David Phelps 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
Todd Platts 21%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 79%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 14%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 71%
Deborah Pryce 21%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 14%
Jack Quinn 15%
George Radanovich 7%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 64%
James Ramstad 43%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 21%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 86%
Timothy Roemer 64%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 8%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 54%
Marge Roukema 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 93%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 21%
Jim Ryun 7%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 86%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 15%
Paul Sarbanes 85%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 71%
Jim Saxton 23%
Robert Schaffer 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 43%
Edward Schrock 14%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
John Shadegg 7%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 15%
Christopher Shays 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
Donald Sherwood 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 29%
Ronnie Shows 29%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 29%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
Joseph Skeen 14%
Ike Skelton 29%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 21%
Gordon Smith 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
Nick Smith 21%
Bob Smith 8%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 69%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 7%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Charles Stenholm 36%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 57%
Bob Stump 8%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 29%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 38%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 14%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 29%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 14%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
Fred Thompson 8%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 64%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 31%
Karen Thurman 71%
Strom Thurmond 15%
Todd Tiahrt 14%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 7%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 86%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 21%
Robert Torricelli 54%
Ed Towns 69%
James Traficant, Jr. 7%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
James Turner 43%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 71%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 54%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 14%
George Voinovich 23%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 21%
James Walsh 29%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 23%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 86%
Wesley Watkins 14%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 23%
Gerald Weller 14%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 14%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 7%
Lynn Woolsey 86%
David Wu 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
Albert Wynn 79%
Bill Young 21%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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