Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 58%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 79%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 86%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 79%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 85%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 64%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 43%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 64%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 71%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 64%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 57%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 79%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 57%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 57%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 69%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 64%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 64%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 54%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 69%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 71%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 86%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 83%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 57%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 64%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 64%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 64%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 23%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 64%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 36%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 7%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 21%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 79%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 79%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 54%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 54%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 64%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 58%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 79%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 7%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 57%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 21%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 43%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 71%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 64%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 85%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 75%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 43%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 92%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 7%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 69%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 7%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Gary Ackerman 43%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 62%
Rob Andrews 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 7%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
John Breaux 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 14%
Julia Carson 79%
Mike Castle 0%
Linc Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Howard Coble 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jon Corzine 75%
Jerry Costello 21%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 14%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 50%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 79%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 36%
John Dingell 71%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 64%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 71%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7%
Bart Gordon 21%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Ralph Hall 14%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Baron Hill 43%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 71%
Darlene Hooley 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 21%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 79%
William Jefferson 54%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 21%
Tim Johnson 7%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
Dale Kildee 43%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 77%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 7%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Mary Landrieu 25%
Tom Lantos 43%
Tom Latham 7%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 57%
Carl Levin 75%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 7%
Jim Matheson 43%
Robert Matsui 57%
Carolyn McCarthy 23%
Karen McCarthy 64%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Mike McIntyre 8%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 64%
Martin Meehan 64%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 54%
Jack Murtha 17%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 71%
John Olver 79%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 23%
Thomas William Osborne 7%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 86%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 57%
Ron Paul 54%
Donald Payne 92%
John Peterson 7%
Tom Petri 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 71%
James Ramstad 7%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 21%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 31%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
José Serrano 77%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 14%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Ike Skelton 29%
Gordon Smith 25%
Nick Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 85%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 36%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 23%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 57%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 15%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 29%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 79%
Ed Towns 79%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
James Turner 29%
Mark Udall 71%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 78%
Mel Watt 85%
Henry Waxman 56%
Anthony Weiner 64%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 31%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 64%
Albert Wynn 64%
Bill Young 0%

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