Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2004 Positions

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

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