Rating Group: Family Research Council

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 30%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 90%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 90%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 22%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 11%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 56%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 22%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 11%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 11%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 11%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 70%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 22%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 78%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 89%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 11%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 22%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 10%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 30%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 11%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 90%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 80%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 11%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 67%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 89%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 90%
Cass Ballenger 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 22%
Bob Bennett 89%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 78%
Henry Bonilla 90%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 33%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 90%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 50%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 60%
Kent Conrad 22%
Jon Corzine 11%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 90%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 22%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 90%
Bill Delahunt 10%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 22%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 70%
John Edwards 11%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 11%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 10%
Peter Fitzgerald 78%
Ernest Fletcher 90%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 90%
Daniel Graham 11%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 30%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 30%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 90%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 22%
Darlene Hooley 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 78%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 11%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Christopher John 60%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Mark Kennedy 90%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Gerald Kleczka 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 70%
Herb Kohl 11%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 90%
Nicholas Lampson 40%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 80%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 22%
Blanche Lincoln 22%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 78%
Don Manzullo 100%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 10%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 90%
Scott McInnis 90%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 10%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 20%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 44%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 80%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 90%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 90%
Doug Ose 60%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 90%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 10%
John Peterson 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 80%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Jack Quinn 70%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 90%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 10%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 89%
Paul Sarbanes 11%
Jim Saxton 90%
Edward Schrock 90%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 67%
Nick Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 10%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 56%
Ted Strickland 30%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 90%
John Sweeney 90%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 80%
Craig Thomas 78%
William Thomas 70%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
James Turner 30%
George Voinovich 89%
James Walsh 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 78%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 10%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 30%
Bill Young 90%

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