Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1995-1996 Peace and Justice Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Thomas Daschle 92%
Herb Kohl 92%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Paul Simon 92%
Daniel Inouye 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
Chris Dodd 85%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
Robert Byrd 77%
Kent Conrad 77%
Byron Dorgan 77%
John Glenn 77%
James Merrill Jeffords 77%
Bob Kerrey 77%
Clay Pell 77%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 69%
Bill Bradley 64%
Max Baucus 62%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 62%
Daniel Graham 62%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 62%
Charles Robb 62%
Mark Hatfield 58%
John Breaux 54%
Richard Bryan 54%
Ernest Hollings 54%
David Pryor 50%
John Chafee 46%
Wendell Ford 46%
J. Bennett Johnston 46%
Joe Lieberman 46%
Jim Exon 38%
Arlen Specter 38%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 31%
Sam Nunn 31%
Bob Bennett 23%
William Cohen 23%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Connie Mack 17%
Fred Thompson 17%
Hank Brown 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 15%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
Larry Pressler 15%
Alan Simpson 15%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Kit Bond 8%
Ben Campbell 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 8%
Robert Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
William Frist 8%
Slade Gorton 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 8%
Dick Lugar 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
William Roth, Jr. 8%
Ted Stevens 8%
John Ashcroft 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
John Warner 0%

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