Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 42%
Gary Ackerman 64%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 57%
Rob Andrews 79%
Bill Archer 36%
Richard Armey 36%
John Ashcroft 42%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 31%
Cass Ballenger 36%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 57%
Bill Barrett 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 36%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 29%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Michael Bilirakis 46%
Jeff Bingaman 42%
Rod Blagojevich 77%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 43%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 42%
Henry Bonilla 46%
David Edward Bonior 71%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 71%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 50%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 36%
Jim Bunning 42%
Conrad Burns 42%
Dan Burton 43%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 58%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Dave Camp 38%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 43%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 43%
Chris Cannon 57%
Julia Carson 58%
Mike Castle 50%
Linc Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 43%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
William Clay, Sr. 58%
Eva Clayton 58%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 42%
Robert Clement 71%
Howard Coble 54%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Michael Collins 43%
Larry Combest 38%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 42%
Merrill Cook 43%
John Cooksey 57%
Jerry Costello 71%
Paul Coverdell 42%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 64%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 43%
Barbara Cubin 36%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 50%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 71%
Thomas DeLay 36%
James DeMint 36%
Peter Deutsch 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 43%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 50%
Julian Dixon 64%
Chris Dodd 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 43%
Byron Dorgan 42%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 69%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
Philip English 43%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Lane Evans 64%
Terry Everett 43%
Thomas Ewing 38%
Russ Feingold 42%
Bob Filner 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 42%
Ernest Fletcher 38%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 36%
Tillie Fowler 29%
Barney Frank 75%
Robert Franks 57%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 36%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 64%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 79%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 64%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 29%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 42%
Mark Green 36%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 43%
Charles Hagel 58%
Ralph Hall 54%
Tony Hall 71%
James Hansen 38%
Tom Harkin 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 60%
Doc Hastings 43%
Robert Hayes 57%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 36%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 36%
Baron Hill 57%
Rick Hill 43%
Van Hilleary 38%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 62%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
David Lee Hobson 21%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 64%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Thomas Holden 77%
Ernest Hollings 45%
Rush Holt, Jr. 57%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
Duncan Hunter 57%
Asa Hutchinson 29%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 46%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Timothy Johnson 42%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Bob Kerrey 58%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 57%
Jack Kingston 50%
Gerald Kleczka 57%
Ronald Klink 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 29%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 36%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Steven Kuykendall 36%
Jon Kyl 58%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Mary Landrieu 58%
Tom Lantos 73%
Stephen Largent 38%
Tom Latham 36%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 58%
Rick Lazio 43%
James Leach 50%
Carl Levin 58%
Jerry Lewis 23%
Ron Lewis 43%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 43%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Ken Lucas 64%
Dick Lugar 67%
William Luther 67%
Connie Mack 58%
James Maloney 71%
Don Manzullo 43%
Matthew Martinez 64%
Frank Mascara 64%
Robert Matsui 71%
Carolyn McCarthy 71%
Karen McCarthy 71%
Bill McCollum 43%
James McCrery III 29%
John McHugh 38%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 50%
David McIntosh 38%
Mike McIntyre 57%
Buck McKeon 29%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 57%
Michael McNulty 62%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 75%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 64%
Dan Miller 38%
Gary Miller 36%
George Miller 57%
David Minge 58%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 64%
John Moakley 77%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 71%
Jim Moran, Jr. 79%
Constance Morella 79%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Frank Murkowski 42%
Jack Murtha 64%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 36%
Robert William Ney 50%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 23%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 54%
James Nussle 43%
Jim Oberstar 43%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 58%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 69%
Michael Oxley 36%
Ronald Packard 43%
Ed Pastor 71%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 50%
Edward Pease 36%
John Peterson 38%
Tom Petri 36%
David Phelps 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Owen Pickett 46%
Richard Pombo 43%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
John Edward Porter 64%
Deborah Pryce 42%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 38%
Nick Rahall II 71%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 36%
Silvestre Reyes 69%
Thomas Reynolds 36%
Bob Riley 50%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Charles Robb 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 58%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Timothy Roemer 71%
James Rogan 43%
William Roth, Jr. 58%
Steve Rothman 71%
Marge Roukema 43%
Jim Ryun 43%
Martin Olav Sabo 54%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 62%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 58%
Jim Saxton 43%
Joe Scarborough 57%
Robert Schaffer 43%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 36%
Christopher Shays 54%
Donald Sherwood 43%
Ronnie Shows 57%
E.G. Shuster 45%
Norman Sisisky 57%
Joseph Skeen 29%
Ike Skelton 58%
Gordon Smith 58%
Nick Smith 36%
Bob Smith 42%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 43%
Arlen Specter 42%
Floyd Spence 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 58%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 42%
Ted Strickland 57%
Bob Stump 43%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 43%
Tom Tancredo 57%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
William Tauzin 31%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 36%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 50%
Karen Thurman 71%
Strom Thurmond 42%
Todd Tiahrt 43%
John Tierney 57%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Ed Towns 73%
James Traficant, Jr. 64%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 46%
James Turner 57%
Mark Udall 71%
Bruce Vento 57%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 57%
John Warner 58%
Wesley Watkins 36%
Mel Watt 57%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 29%
Henry Waxman 69%
Anthony Weiner 64%
David Weldon 43%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 38%
Paul Wellstone 42%
Robert Wexler 71%
Bob Weygand 71%
Heather Wilson 29%
Bob Wise, Jr. 57%
Frank Wolf 54%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 57%
Albert Wynn 69%
Bill Young 36%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 71%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 64%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 64%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 57%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 71%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 57%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 64%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 64%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 57%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 64%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 57%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 43%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 71%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 43%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 79%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 64%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 57%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 71%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 54%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 64%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 79%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 58%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 62%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 57%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 64%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 64%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 56%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 64%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 71%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 54%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 76%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 71%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 62%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 58%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 57%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 64%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 64%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 64%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 62%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 71%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 58%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 57%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 46%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 29%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 36%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 36%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 36%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 45%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 43%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 57%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 29%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 38%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 31%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 42%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 29%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
OH Governor John Kasich R 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 43%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 58%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 36%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 54%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 31%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 31%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 36%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 36%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 36%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 64%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 57%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 42%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 43%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 36%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 29%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 21%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 36%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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