Rating Group: American Farm Bureau Federation

1999 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 73%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 45%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 60%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 55%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 18%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 55%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 55%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 18%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 45%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 91%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 45%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 64%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 9%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 18%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 27%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 27%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 27%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 91%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 45%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 18%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 91%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 91%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 82%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 9%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 27%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 27%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 27%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 30%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 36%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 60%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 82%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 82%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 64%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 82%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 91%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 18%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 73%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 18%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 36%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 40%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 45%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 18%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 27%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 27%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 27%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 27%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 27%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 82%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 64%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 91%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 36%
OH Governor John Kasich R 82%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 70%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 18%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 64%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 27%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 45%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 27%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 55%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 64%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 36%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 91%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 9%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 27%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 18%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 45%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 45%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 64%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 18%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 36%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 27%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 100%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 64%
Bill Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 73%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 22%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 82%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 80%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 11%
Mike Castle 73%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Eva Clayton 55%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 82%
Michael Collins 64%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 82%
Kent Conrad 60%
Merrill Cook 91%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 80%
Christopher Cox 60%
William Coyne 18%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 82%
Philip Crane 70%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 82%
Thomas Daschle 60%
James Davis 64%
Thomas Davis III 82%
Bill Delahunt 18%
Thomas DeLay 82%
James DeMint 82%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Jay Dickey 90%
Norm Dicks 36%
Julian Dixon 20%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 82%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 64%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 73%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 27%
Terry Everett 91%
Thomas Ewing 91%
Russ Feingold 40%
Bob Filner 27%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 36%
Harold Ford, Jr. 57%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Tillie Fowler 90%
Barney Frank 18%
Robert Franks 73%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 55%
Elton Gallegly 82%
John Ganske 70%
Sam Gejdenson 18%
George Gekas 91%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 18%
Jim Gibbons 91%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 55%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
William Goodling 82%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 82%
Daniel Graham 40%
William Phillip Gramm 80%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 82%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Joel Hefley 55%
Jesse Helms 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 64%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 91%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 36%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Stephen Horn 55%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 82%
Kenny Hulshof 91%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 80%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 91%
Nancy Johnson 82%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Sue Kelly 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Bob Kerrey 60%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Gerald Kleczka 18%
Ronald Klink 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 40%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Steven Kuykendall 100%
Jon Kyl 60%
John LaFalce 45%
Ray LaHood 82%
Nicholas Lampson 45%
Tom Lantos 14%
Stephen Largent 73%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 64%
James Leach 82%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 82%
William Lipinski 27%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 36%
Connie Mack 80%
James Maloney 27%
Don Manzullo 82%
Matthew Martinez 30%
Frank Mascara 27%
Robert Matsui 27%
Karen McCarthy 64%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 82%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 18%
Michael McNulty 27%
Martin Meehan 9%
Carrie Meek 18%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Dan Miller 64%
David Minge 55%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 36%
John Moakley 27%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 64%
Constance Morella 45%
Patrick Moynihan 20%
Frank Murkowski 80%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 91%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 80%
Don Nickles 60%
Anne Northup 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82%
James Nussle 91%
Jim Oberstar 22%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 18%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 64%
Doug Ose 91%
Major Owens 9%
Michael Oxley 91%
Ronald Packard 100%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 9%
Edward Pease 91%
John Peterson 86%
David Phelps 45%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 91%
Owen Pickett 90%
Richard Pombo 91%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
John Edward Porter 82%
Deborah Pryce 80%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 73%
Ralph Regula 100%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Bob Riley 91%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 27%
Charles Robb 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 45%
Timothy Roemer 73%
James Rogan 82%
William Roth, Jr. 60%
Steve Rothman 0%
Marge Roukema 73%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 18%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 73%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 64%
Joe Scarborough 56%
Robert Schaffer 91%
John Shadegg 91%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 82%
Christopher Shays 36%
Donald Sherwood 91%
Ronnie Shows 91%
E.G. Shuster 91%
Norman Sisisky 73%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 40%
Olympia Snowe 20%
Vic Snyder 45%
Mark Souder 82%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 9%
Cliff Stearns 73%
Charles Stenholm 82%
Ted Stevens 80%
Ted Strickland 45%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sununu 73%
John Sweeney 73%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 55%
John Tanner 82%
Ellen Tauscher 45%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 89%
Gene Taylor 64%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 80%
Karen Thurman 55%
Strom Thurmond 80%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
Robert Torricelli 20%
Ed Towns 45%
James Traficant, Jr. 73%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
James Turner 82%
Bruce Vento 9%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 82%
Zach Wamp 82%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 36%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 18%
David Weldon 90%
W. Curtis Weldon 82%
Gerald Weller 73%
Paul Wellstone 60%
Robert Wexler 30%
Bob Weygand 45%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 55%
Lynn Woolsey 18%
David Wu 10%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 91%

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