Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1998 Positions

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

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