Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 40%
Richard Armey 97.5%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 37.5%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 15%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 30%
Ed Bryant 93%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 90%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 65%
Robert Byrd 15%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 93%
Julia Carson 15%
Mike Castle 77.5%
Eva Clayton 15%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
Robert Clement 40%
Michael Collins 87.5%
Larry Combest 95%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 10%
John Cooksey 90%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 95%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 95%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 97.5%
Bill Delahunt 7.5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 97.5%
Peter Deutsch 27.5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 85%
Jennifer Dunn 87.5%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 100%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 80%
Russ Feingold 15%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
Ernest Fletcher 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97.5%
Barney Frank 7.5%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 85%
John Ganske 83%
George Gekas 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Benjamin Gilman 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Bart Gordon 40%
Porter Goss 97.5%
Daniel Graham 15%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Mark Green 97.5%
James Greenwood 77.5%
Judd Gregg 95%
Tony Hall 10%
James Hansen 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Jesse Helms 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97.5%
Baron Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 87.5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 85%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 13%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 5%
Darlene Hooley 40%
Stephen Horn 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 63%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Asa Hutchinson 87.5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Henry Hyde 77.5%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 63%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Sue Kelly 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 87.5%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 93%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 13%
Ray LaHood 90%
Nicholas Lampson 15%
Tom Lantos 5%
Stephen Largent 73%
Steve LaTourette 73%
James Leach 75%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 15%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 95%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Ken Lucas 70%
Dick Lugar 90%
William Luther 25%
James Maloney 57.5%
Don Manzullo 95%
Frank Mascara 10%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 10%
James McCrery III 87.5%
John McHugh 70%
Scott McInnis 93%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 20%
Michael McNulty 10%
Martin Meehan 25%
Carrie Meek 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 5%
Dan Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 15%
John Moakley 3%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 35%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Jack Murtha 5%
Sue Myrick 95%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 85%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 93%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 7.5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Doug Ose 85%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 93%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 90%
David Phelps 30%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 95%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Deborah Pryce 87.5%
Jack Quinn 75%
George Radanovich 95%
James Ramstad 90%
Ralph Regula 75%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Bob Riley 85%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 15%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Timothy Roemer 53%
Steve Rothman 7.5%
Marge Roukema 95%
Jim Ryun 97.5%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 45%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 80%
Joe Scarborough 85%
Robert Schaffer 97.5%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Ronnie Shows 60%
E.G. Shuster 77.5%
Norman Sisisky 45%
Joseph Skeen 75%
Ike Skelton 35%
Gordon Smith 95%
Nick Smith 85%
Bob Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 15%
Mark Souder 83%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 67.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Ted Stevens 90%
Ted Strickland 17.5%
Bob Stump 95%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 75%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 35%
William Tauzin 95%
Charles Taylor 70%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 80%
Fred Thompson 90%
Karen Thurman 15%
Strom Thurmond 75%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Robert Torricelli 35%
Ed Towns 5%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
James Turner 20%
George Voinovich 55%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 80%
Wesley Watkins 65%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 93%
W. Curtis Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 95%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 17.5%
Heather Wilson 85%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 15%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17.5%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 27.5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 7.5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 45%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 3%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 7.5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 13%
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 35%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 27.5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7.5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 53%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 15%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 13%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 27.5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17.5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 3%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 7.5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 7.5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17.5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 30%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 7.5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 17.5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 7.5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 15%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 85%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 97.5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 87.5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 85%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 90%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 85%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77.5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 85%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 85%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 65%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 97.5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 97.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 80%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67.5%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%

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