Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 6%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 8%
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 13%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 27%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 69%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 94%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 93%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 87%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 93%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 14%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 87%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 93%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 93%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 87%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 81%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 13%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 13%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 87%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 88%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 13%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 6%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 81%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 73%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 7%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 87%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 6%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 6%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 7%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 63%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 7%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 93%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 81%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 73%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 87%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 93%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 7%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 87%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 27%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 81%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 73%
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 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 7%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 21%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 27%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 87%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 88%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 87%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 73%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 67%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 79%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 7%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 93%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 7%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 19%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 27%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 27%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 81%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 67%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 27%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 73%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 7%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 81%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 87%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 63%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
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 8%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 13%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 7%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 47%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 7%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 47%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 7%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 93%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 15%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 86%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 88%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 79%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 93%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 7%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 47%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 81%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 13%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 73%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 6%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Charlie Bass 13%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 44%
Bob Beauprez 7%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 94%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Julia Carson 86%
Edward Case 86%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 7%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Norm Coleman 6%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 60%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 27%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Artur Davis 73%
James Davis 71%
Jo Ann Davis 7%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 87%
Thomas DeLay 7%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 73%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 6%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 69%
David Dreier 13%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Lane Evans 87%
Terry Everett 7%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 81%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 93%
William Frist 6%
Elton Gallegly 7%
Jim Gibbons 7%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7%
Bart Gordon 60%
Mark Green 13%
Judd Gregg 19%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 53%
Darlene Hooley 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 15%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 94%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 87%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 80%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
James Leach 92%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 43%
Thaddeus McCotter 7%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 20%
Michael McNulty 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Brad Miller 79%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 47%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 38%
Robert William Ney 13%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 27%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 14%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
Todd Platts 13%
Richard Pombo 27%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 13%
Deborah Pryce 20%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 7%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Richard Renzi 13%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Mike Ross 53%
Steve Rothman 80%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
Jim Saxton 29%
John Shadegg 7%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 53%
Donald Sherwood 13%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 27%
Ike Skelton 47%
Gordon Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 31%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 79%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 87%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sullivan 8%
John Sununu 13%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 13%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 53%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 53%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 13%
Todd Tiahrt 7%
Ed Towns 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 86%
George Voinovich 13%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 6%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 29%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 93%
Heather Wilson 13%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 93%
Albert Wynn 87%
Bill Young 20%

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