Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 14%
Richard Armey 5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 86%
Cass Ballenger 16%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
Bill Barrett 19%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
Charlie Bass 24%
Herbert Bateman 26%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 24%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 62%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14%
Henry Bonilla 14%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Robert Borski, Jr. 71%
Leonard Boswell 48%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 86%
Ed Bryant 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 24%
Herbert Callahan 16%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 10%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 19%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 76%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 19%
William Clay, Sr. 94%
Eva Clayton 90%
Robert Clement 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 76%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 5%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 81%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 81%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 76%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 76%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 74%
Julian Dixon 89%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Calvin Dooley 76%
John Doolittle 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 72%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 19%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 74%
Philip English 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 76%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 81%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
Bob Filner 95%
Mark Foley 14%
Michael Patrick Forbes 43%
Harold Ford, Jr. 79%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
Tillie Fowler 16%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 43%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
Jonas Frost III 74%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 75%
George Gekas 19%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 79%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 19%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
William Goodling 14%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 14%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 81%
James Greenwood 45%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 24%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 24%
Tony Hall 71%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 74%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Rick Hill 25%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 95%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 84%
David Lee Hobson 19%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 52%
Darlene Hooley 76%
Stephen Horn 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 38%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
Kenny Hulshof 19%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Asa Hutchinson 5%
Henry Hyde 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
William Jefferson 81%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 47%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
Nancy Johnson 43%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 76%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 70%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
Sue Kelly 38%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 76%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Ronald Klink 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 76%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 71%
Tom Lantos 76%
Stephen Largent 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 19%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Rick Lazio 38%
James Leach 52%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
Jerry Lewis 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 88%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 15%
William Lipinski 57%
Robert Livingston 14%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 24%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
William Luther 81%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 76%
James Maloney 67%
Don Manzullo 5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 85%
Matthew Martinez 72%
Frank Mascara 67%
Robert Matsui 71%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 62%
Karen McCarthy 74%
Bill McCollum 10%
James McCrery III 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 90%
John McHugh 41%
Scott McInnis 6%
David McIntosh 15%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 86%
Carrie Meek 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 88%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 71%
Jack Metcalf 24%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Dan Miller 19%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 86%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
John Moakley 89%
Alan Mollohan 68%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
Constance Morella 86%
Jack Murtha 63%
Sue Myrick 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 10%
Robert William Ney 14%
Anne Northup 19%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 19%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 15%
Ronald Packard 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 62%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 14%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 19%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Owen Pickett 67%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
John Edward Porter 48%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 62%
Deborah Pryce 46%
Jack Quinn 43%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 71%
James Ramstad 48%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
Ralph Regula 38%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 81%
Timothy Roemer 48%
James Rogan 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 24%
Steve Rothman 67%
Marge Roukema 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 95%
Jim Ryun 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 52%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 40%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 81%
Jim Saxton 30%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 24%
Christopher Shays 57%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 62%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
E.G. Shuster 5%
Norman Sisisky 67%
Joseph Skeen 14%
Ike Skelton 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
Nick Smith 14%
Vic Snyder 75%
Mark Souder 19%
Floyd Spence 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 65%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Strickland 67%
Bob Stump 14%
Bart Stupak 74%
John Sununu 10%
James Talent 10%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 55%
William Tauzin 16%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 21%
William Thomas 14%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 10%
Karen Thurman 67%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 90%
Ed Towns 87%
James Traficant, Jr. 33%
James Turner 52%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 43%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 62%
James Walsh 43%
Zach Wamp 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 5%
Mel Watt 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 81%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 10%
Robert Wexler 62%
Bob Weygand 81%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 19%
Heather Wilson 13%
Bob Wise, Jr. 71%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 24%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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