Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 11%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 78%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 78%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 44%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 78%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 88%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 78%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 78%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 78%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 78%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 78%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 22%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 78%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 11%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 78%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 78%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 78%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 78%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 78%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 78%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 11%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 78%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 78%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 78%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 89%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 11%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 11%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 71%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 11%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 11%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 56%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 78%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 78%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 78%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 78%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
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 11%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 11%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 78%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 78%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 78%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 78%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 78%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 78%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 78%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 44%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 56%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 78%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 11%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 89%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 11%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 67%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 11%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 78%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 11%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 71%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 22%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 56%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 78%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 11%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 11%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 33%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 56%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 44%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 78%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 78%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 78%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 22%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 78%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 78%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 67%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 78%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 78%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 78%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 78%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 67%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 78%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 11%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 78%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 11%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 11%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 44%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 56%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 11%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 78%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 89%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 78%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 56%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 56%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 78%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 44%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 78%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 63%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 78%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 89%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 78%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 78%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 78%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 78%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 89%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 11%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 22%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 78%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 44%
Bob Beauprez 11%
Chris Bell 56%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 78%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 22%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 11%
Dan Burton 11%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 11%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Brad Carson 22%
Julia Carson 67%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 44%
Chris Chocola 11%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Norm Coleman 11%
Michael Collins 11%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jon Corzine 89%
Jerry Costello 44%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 11%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 89%
Artur Davis 56%
James Davis 78%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 56%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 75%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 11%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 78%
Chris Dodd 89%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 44%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 22%
John Edwards 83%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 78%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 89%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 78%
Peter Fitzgerald 13%
Mark Foley 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 78%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 56%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 56%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 50%
Mark Green 22%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Jane Harman 78%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
Joel Hefley 56%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 78%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 78%
William Janklow 11%
William Jefferson 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 11%
Nancy Johnson 44%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Mark Kennedy 22%
Patrick Kennedy 78%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 11%
Dennis Kucinich 78%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 22%
Nicholas Lampson 67%
Tom Lantos 78%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 78%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 67%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 33%
Robert Matsui 78%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 38%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 78%
Brad Miller 78%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jack Murtha 11%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 33%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 11%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 29%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 78%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 22%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
Deborah Pryce 11%
Jack Quinn 17%
George Radanovich 11%
James Ramstad 44%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 22%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 22%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 78%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 25%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 56%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 11%
Christopher Shays 78%
Donald Sherwood 11%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
Ike Skelton 44%
Gordon Smith 13%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 11%
Vic Snyder 78%
Hilda Solis 78%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Pete Stark 78%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Charles Stenholm 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 56%
Bart Stupak 56%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 22%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
William Tauzin 11%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 11%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 63%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
James Turner 33%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 78%
Mel Watt 78%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 11%
Robert Wexler 78%
Heather Wilson 22%
Lynn Woolsey 78%
David Wu 78%
Albert Wynn 67%
Bill Young 22%

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