Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 95%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 21%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 95%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 12%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 10%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 21%
Joe Biden, Jr. 10%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 12%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 96%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 17%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 88%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Corrine Brown 12%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 85%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 15%
Dave Camp 88%
John Campbell III 50%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
Lois Capps 8%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Julia Carson 12%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 71%
Lincoln Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Chris Chocola 96%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 90%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 8%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 42%
Ander Crenshaw 96%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Artur Davis 29%
Geoff Davis 96%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 29%
Thomas Davis III 79%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
Norm Dicks 25%
John Dingell 12%
Chris Dodd 10%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 96%
Chet Edwards 12%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 85%
Bob Etheridge 12%
Lane Evans 12%
Terry Everett 92%
Sam Farr 12%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 4%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 12%
Mike Fitzpatrick 71%
Mark Foley 83%
Randy Forbes 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Barney Frank 12%
William Frist 95%
Elton Gallegly 88%
Scott Garrett 88%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Jim Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 83%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 25%
Mark Green 92%
Judd Gregg 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 88%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 83%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 91%
Doc Hastings 96%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 21%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Thomas Holden 21%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Mike Honda 12%
Darlene Hooley 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Henry Hyde 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Steve Israel 12%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 83%
Bobby Jindal 79%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Tim Johnson 46%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Richard Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
John Kerry 5%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Jack Kingston 92%
Mark Kirk 88%
John Kline 96%
Joseph Knollenberg 96%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 92%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
John Kuhl, Jr. 88%
Jon Kyl 90%
Ray LaHood 79%
Mary Landrieu 35%
Tom Lantos 12%
Tom Latham 92%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
James Leach 62%
Carl Levin 5%
Jerry Lewis 96%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Dick Lugar 90%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 79%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 25%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 38%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
James McCrery III 96%
Jim McDermott 8%
John McHugh 58%
Mike McIntyre 21%
Buck McKeon 96%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 12%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 17%
John Mica 96%
Mike Michaud 17%
Barbara Mikulski 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Candice Miller 83%
Gary Miller 96%
George Miller 8%
Jeff Miller 83%
Brad Miller 8%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 21%
Jack Murtha 21%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 55%
Randy Neugebauer 96%
Robert William Ney 75%
Anne Northup 96%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 92%
Barack Obama II 0%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 12%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Thomas William Osborne 96%
Major Owens 12%
Michael Oxley 88%
Ed Pastor 12%
Ron Paul 42%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 88%
Joe Pitts 96%
Todd Platts 75%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Jon Porter, Sr. 92%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 25%
Adam Putnam 96%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 12%
James Ramstad 79%
Charlie Rangel 8%
Ralph Regula 88%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Harry Reid 5%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 12%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Mike Rogers 96%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 4%
Jim Ryun 96%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
John Salazar 21%
Ken Salazar 10%
Loretta Sanchez 17%
Rick Santorum 95%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Jim Saxton 83%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
John Schwarz 83%
John Shadegg 88%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 83%
Christopher Shays 58%
Donald Sherwood 92%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 21%
Gordon Smith 85%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 25%
Mike Sodrel 92%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 12%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Ted Stevens 89%
Ted Strickland 8%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 85%
John Sweeney 79%
James Talent 95%
Tom Tancredo 88%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 12%
Charles Taylor 83%
Gene Taylor 25%
Lee Terry 92%
Craig Thomas 80%
William Thomas 88%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Tierney 12%
Ed Towns 29%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12%
Mark Udall 12%
David Vitter 85%
George Voinovich 70%
James Walsh 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 90%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 8%
Henry Waxman 8%
Anthony Weiner 12%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 92%
Lynn Westmoreland 96%
Robert Wexler 8%
Ed Whitfield 92%
Heather Wilson 79%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 17%
Albert Wynn 21%
Bill Young 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 12%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 12%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 12%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 12%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 21%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 48%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 12%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 12%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 8%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 12%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 12%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 12%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 12%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 12%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 21%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 12%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 4%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 12%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 12%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 21%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 17%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 21%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 4%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 15%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 92%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 96%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 88%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 95%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 96%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 75%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 96%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 96%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 96%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 70%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 88%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 92%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 96%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 92%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 96%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 85%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 96%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 96%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 96%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 62%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 96%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 88%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 88%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 88%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 96%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 96%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 95%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 96%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 87%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 96%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 96%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 96%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 75%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 96%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 96%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 96%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 92%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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