Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 9%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 21%
Melissa Bean 46%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 32%
Tim Bishop 4%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
Dan Boren 92%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 94%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 47%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 88%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 75%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 29%
Hillary Clinton 16%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 79%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jerry Costello 25%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 83%
Barbara Cubin 95%
Artur Davis 54%
Geoff Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 26%
John Dingell 17%
Chris Dodd 22%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 35%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 79%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 96%
John Ensign 89%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 11%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 96%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 74%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 74%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tom Harkin 21%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 46%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 4%
Darlene Hooley 25%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 48%
Tim Johnson 79%
Timothy Johnson 39%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Ric Keller 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Jack Kingston 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 32%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 89%
Ray LaHood 87%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Lantos 4%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Carl Levin 32%
Jerry Lewis 96%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 58%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 95%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 87%
Don Manzullo 96%
Jim Marshall 58%
Melquiades Martinez 89%
Jim Matheson 79%
Carolyn McCarthy 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 87%
Mike McIntyre 46%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 4%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 63%
Mike Michaud 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 4%
Brad Miller 8%
Alan Mollohan 26%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 38%
Jack Murtha 43%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 84%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 4%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Ed Pastor 4%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 92%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 53%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 25%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 96%
Denny Rehberg 96%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 96%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 8%
John Salazar 30%
Ken Salazar 37%
Jim Saxton 63%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 13%
José Serrano 4%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 57%
Ike Skelton 63%
Gordon Smith 78%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 22%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 13%
John Sullivan 96%
John Sununu 71%
Tom Tancredo 88%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 22%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 92%
Craig Thomas 95%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 38%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 9%
Mark Udall 17%
George Voinovich 89%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 4%
Anthony Weiner 4%
David Weldon 96%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 5%
Heather Wilson 96%
Frank Wolf 83%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 22%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 4%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 16%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 22%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 26%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 4%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 4%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 42%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 46%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 96%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 21%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 8%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 28%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 30%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 25%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 58%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 4%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 17%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 13%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 13%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 38%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 21%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 26%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 4%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 4%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 42%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 26%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 37%
NA President Barack Obama II D 16%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 21%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 22%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 17%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 4%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 26%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 4%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 96%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 95%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 96%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 96%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 92%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 96%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 83%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 96%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 95%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 96%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 96%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 79%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 71%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 63%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 96%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 96%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 87%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 96%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 92%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 89%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 96%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 96%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 96%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

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