Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 13%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
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 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney 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 73%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
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 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 82%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 82%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 82%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 73%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 91%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 88%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 22%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 82%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 9%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 82%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 91%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 18%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 9%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 13%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 27%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 45%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 64%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 9%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 55%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 18%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 91%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 9%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 9%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 73%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 91%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 63%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 9%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 88%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 73%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 91%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 73%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 64%
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 27%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 9%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 27%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 9%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 91%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 27%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 91%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 9%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 73%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 82%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke 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 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 91%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 89%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 73%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 27%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 27%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 9%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 18%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 18%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 9%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 29%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 36%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 64%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 9%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 82%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 9%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 10%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 9%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 9%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 75%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 9%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 18%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 38%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 82%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 9%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 82%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 29%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 45%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 27%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 55%
Rob Andrews 70%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 73%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 91%
Judy Biggert 18%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
Bruce Braley 91%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 14%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 9%
John Campbell III 9%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 82%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Christopher Carney 55%
Mike Castle 55%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 73%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 91%
Artur Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 9%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 82%
John Dingell 82%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 9%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Jim Gerlach 18%
Gabrielle Giffords 73%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 14%
John Hall 91%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 91%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 91%
Doc Hastings 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 91%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 64%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 18%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 36%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Dale Kildee 82%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Jack Kingston 18%
Ron Klein 67%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Latham 27%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 57%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 9%
Don Manzullo 18%
Jim Marshall 9%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Jim Matheson 27%
Carolyn McCarthy 82%
Thaddeus McCotter 9%
John McHugh 36%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Mike Michaud 91%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 82%
Harry Mitchell 55%
Alan Mollohan 73%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 73%
Jack Murtha 91%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 71%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 36%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Mark Pryor 63%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 73%
Denny Rehberg 18%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 73%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 64%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 73%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 91%
Heath Shuler 64%
Ike Skelton 67%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 45%
Arlen Specter 38%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Bart Stupak 90%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 91%
John Tanner 55%
Gene Taylor 36%
Lee Terry 9%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 73%
Mark Udall 73%
George Voinovich 13%
Zach Wamp 18%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Robert Wexler 91%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 64%
Frank Wolf 36%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 91%
Bill Young 27%

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