Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 95%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 5%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 15%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 20%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 20%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 15%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 95%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 95%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 85%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
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. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 95%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 15%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 32%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 15%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 70%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 25%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
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 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 95%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 95%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 30%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
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 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 95%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 95%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 20%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 35%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 85%
Neil Abercrombie 10%
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 95%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 30%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Beauprez 95%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 95%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Tim Bishop 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 95%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 95%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 10%
Dave Camp 95%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 20%
Mike Castle 75%
Lincoln Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 37%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 10%
Howard Coble 85%
Norm Coleman 95%
Kent Conrad 5%
Jon Corzine 30%
Jerry Costello 5%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 35%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Artur Davis 25%
James Davis 20%
Jo Ann Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 95%
Bill Delahunt 10%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 30%
John Dingell 15%
Chris Dodd 10%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 95%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 70%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 90%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 85%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 10%
Mark Foley 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 15%
William Frist 95%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gerlach 85%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 95%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
Bart Gordon 40%
Mark Green 95%
Judd Gregg 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 95%
Charles Hagel 95%
Ralph Hall 90%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 20%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 95%
Robert Hayes 80%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 90%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 15%
Darlene Hooley 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Kenny Hulshof 90%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 80%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Tim Johnson 90%
Timothy Johnson 5%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ric Keller 95%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
Jack Kingston 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 95%
Herb Kohl 5%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 85%
Mary Landrieu 25%
Tom Lantos 10%
Tom Latham 95%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
James Leach 65%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 85%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Dick Lugar 85%
Don Manzullo 95%
Jim Marshall 15%
Jim Matheson 35%
Robert Matsui 15%
Carolyn McCarthy 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
James McCrery III 85%
John McHugh 85%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 85%
Michael McNulty 10%
Martin Meehan 15%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Mike Michaud 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Gary Miller 95%
George Miller 10%
Brad Miller 20%
Alan Mollohan 15%
Dennis Moore 30%
Jim Moran, Jr. 30%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 90%
Anne Northup 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Thomas William Osborne 80%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 65%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 95%
Tom Petri 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 95%
Todd Platts 80%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 95%
Deborah Pryce 95%
Mark Pryor 20%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 10%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 10%
Jim Ryun 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Rick Santorum 95%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 90%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 90%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 25%
Mark Souder 85%
Arlen Specter 85%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 90%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 25%
Lee Terry 90%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 80%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 20%
Mark Udall 20%
George Voinovich 60%
James Walsh 85%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 85%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 15%
Henry Waxman 10%
Anthony Weiner 15%
David Weldon 85%
W. Curtis Weldon 85%
Gerald Weller 95%
Robert Wexler 20%
Heather Wilson 85%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 20%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 85%

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