Rating Group: Family Research Council

2001 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 11%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 70%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 11%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 71%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 70%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 70%
Neil Abercrombie 22%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 90%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 90%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 30%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Robert Borski, Jr. 40%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ed Bryant 90%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 90%
Herbert Callahan 90%
Dave Camp 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 56%
Howard Coble 90%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 10%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 90%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 10%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 10%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 80%
Jennifer Dunn 80%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 70%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 10%
Ernest Fletcher 90%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 10%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 90%
John Ganske 70%
George Gekas 80%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Benjamin Gilman 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 90%
Mark Green 90%
James Greenwood 40%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Ralph Hall 90%
Tony Hall 70%
James Hansen 90%
Jane Harman 10%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
Doc Hastings 90%
Robert Hayes 90%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 90%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 70%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Henry Hyde 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Christopher John 89%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Tim Johnson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 40%
Mark Kennedy 80%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Brian Kerns 100%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
John LaFalce 40%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 11%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 90%
Steve LaTourette 70%
James Leach 11%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 88%
Ken Lucas 80%
William Luther 10%
James Maloney 20%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 70%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 30%
Karen McCarthy 0%
James McCrery III 80%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 90%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 90%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 11%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 50%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 20%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Constance Morella 10%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 90%
Robert William Ney 80%
Anne Northup 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 90%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 11%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 80%
Doug Ose 30%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 90%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 10%
John Peterson 90%
Tom Petri 90%
David Phelps 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
Todd Platts 80%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 90%
Nick Rahall II 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 70%
Denny Rehberg 78%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
Bob Riley 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Timothy Roemer 60%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 0%
Marge Roukema 60%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
Jim Saxton 80%
Robert Schaffer 100%
Edward Schrock 90%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 90%
Ronnie Shows 80%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 20%
Joseph Skeen 90%
Ike Skelton 70%
Nick Smith 90%
Vic Snyder 10%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 90%
John Sweeney 60%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
William Tauzin 90%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 80%
Lee Terry 90%
William Thomas 50%
Karen Thurman 10%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 13%
James Traficant, Jr. 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 60%
Mark Udall 10%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 80%
Wesley Watkins 90%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 78%
Gerald Weller 90%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 90%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 80%

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