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Rating Group: Family Research Council

2001 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 89%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 90%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 70%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
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%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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