Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II D 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 91%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 58%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 19%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 94%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 27%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 88%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
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 94%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 6%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 6%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 15%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 47%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 6%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 88%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 6%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 69%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 81%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 19%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 13%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 31%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 81%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 6%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 6%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 94%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 69%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 94%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 31%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 81%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
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 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 88%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 75%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 13%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 7%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 19%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 94%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 53%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 94%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 38%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 13%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 81%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 47%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 81%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 6%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 81%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 19%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 69%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 6%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 6%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 63%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 7%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 7%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 75%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 13%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 40%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 81%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 19%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 94%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 38%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 42%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 13%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 31%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 83%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 6%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 80%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 6%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 8%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
Russ Carnahan 88%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 69%
Mike Castle 44%
Linc Chafee 92%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 13%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 80%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 44%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Artur Davis 63%
Geoff Davis 6%
James Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 94%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 81%
John Dingell 80%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 6%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 31%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 31%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 18%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
Bart Gordon 69%
Mark Green 19%
Judd Gregg 36%
Gilbert Gutknecht 31%
Charles Hagel 50%
Ralph Hall 13%
Tom Harkin 92%
Jane Harman 88%
Katherine Harris 25%
Melissa Hart 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 19%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 19%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 19%
Kenny Hulshof 19%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 14%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Nancy Johnson 31%
Tim Johnson 38%
Timothy Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 13%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Jack Kingston 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 19%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 19%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 19%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 27%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Lantos 94%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
James Leach 88%
Carl Levin 92%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 58%
Dan Lungren 13%
Connie Mack IV 19%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 40%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Jim Matheson 63%
Carolyn McCarthy 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 13%
Mike McIntyre 69%
Buck McKeon 7%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 44%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 6%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 93%
Alan Mollohan 47%
Dennis Moore 75%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 56%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 42%
Robert William Ney 19%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Thomas William Osborne 19%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 13%
Tom Petri 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
Todd Platts 44%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 69%
Jon Porter, Sr. 31%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Mark Pryor 83%
George Radanovich 19%
Nick Rahall II 81%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 19%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Richard Renzi 19%
Silvestre Reyes 64%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Mike Rogers 13%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 94%
Jim Ryun 6%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 63%
Ken Salazar 83%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Jim Saxton 31%
Jean Schmidt 8%
Allyson Schwartz 94%
John Schwarz 25%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 19%
Christopher Shays 56%
Donald Sherwood 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 79%
Mike Sodrel 13%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Ted Stevens 25%
Ted Strickland 80%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 7%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 20%
James Talent 17%
Tom Tancredo 19%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 94%
Charles Taylor 19%
Gene Taylor 56%
Lee Terry 6%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 25%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
Mark Udall 88%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 29%
Zach Wamp 19%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 93%
Anthony Weiner 94%
David Weldon 6%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 93%
Heather Wilson 40%
Frank Wolf 31%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 13%

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