Rating Group: The Cato Institute

1999-2000 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

Issues: Conservative , Trade
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 100%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Charlie Bass 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 20%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Chris Cannon 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 0%
Michael Collins 80%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 80%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 80%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 80%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 20%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 40%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 20%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Mark Green 20%
James Greenwood 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 0%
Robert Hayes 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 20%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 40%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Sue Kelly 20%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 60%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 20%
John Linder 80%
William Lipinski 60%
William Luther 50%
James Maloney 20%
Don Manzullo 40%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 20%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Constance Morella 20%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 25%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 20%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 20%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 0%
Steve Rothman 20%
Marge Roukema 20%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 0%
Jim Saxton 20%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Robert Schaffer 80%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Ronnie Shows 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 0%
Nick Smith 80%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 40%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sununu 80%
John Sweeney 20%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
William Thomas 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 20%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 40%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 20%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 60%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 40%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 20%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 60%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 60%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 40%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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