Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 18%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 82%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 15%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 32%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
Judy Biggert 95%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 77%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 23%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 95%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 90%
Dan Burton 91%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 95%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 15%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
Dennis Cardoza 32%
Russ Carnahan 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 15%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 86%
Mike Castle 77%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
Ben Chandler III 27%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 27%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 14%
Hillary Clinton 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 18%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 82%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 95%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 23%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 90%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 41%
Jerry Costello 23%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 59%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 23%
Barbara Cubin 95%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 68%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 9%
Artur Davis 36%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
Geoff Davis 95%
Jo Ann Davis 68%
Lincoln Davis 59%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 14%
Thomas Davis III 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 27%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
James DeMint 95%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Norm Dicks 9%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 9%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 9%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
Chet Edwards 59%
Vern Ehlers 77%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
Philip English 95%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Terry Everett 91%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 14%
Tom Feeney 95%
Russ Feingold 15%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 91%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 91%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 95%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 91%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
Barney Frank 5%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 82%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 23%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 27%
Judd Gregg 95%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 95%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 93%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
Robert Hayes 91%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 27%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 9%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 27%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 23%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 9%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 23%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 95%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
Daniel Inouye 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 14%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
William Jefferson 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 73%
Tim Johnson 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 64%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 9%
Ric Keller 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 95%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 82%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Herb Kohl 15%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ray LaHood 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 30%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 23%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 91%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
Jerry Lewis 86%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 15%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 86%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 9%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 82%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 95%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 18%
Connie Mack IV 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 14%
Don Manzullo 82%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Jim Marshall 41%
Melquiades Martinez 95%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 59%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 14%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 91%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
James McCrery III 95%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
John McHugh 68%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 23%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 23%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 59%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 5%
Alan Mollohan 23%
Dennis Moore 23%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
Jack Murtha 18%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 35%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
NA President Barack Obama II D 15%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 23%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
Ron Paul 82%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 41%
John Peterson 82%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 91%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
Todd Platts 86%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 91%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Jon Porter, Sr. 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
Deborah Pryce 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 23%
James Ramstad 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
Ralph Regula 64%
Denny Rehberg 95%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 73%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
Richard Renzi 95%
Silvestre Reyes 14%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 73%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 91%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 91%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 9%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 23%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 14%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 14%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 27%
Ken Salazar 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
Jim Saxton 86%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
Jean Schmidt 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 9%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 23%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 95%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
Ike Skelton 36%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 82%
Gordon Smith 90%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 9%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 23%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 95%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
Gene Taylor 45%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
Craig Thomas 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 85%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 95%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 14%
Ed Towns 14%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 14%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 95%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 95%
George Voinovich 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 91%
James Walsh 68%
Zach Wamp 95%
John Warner 80%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 9%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 95%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 95%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
Heather Wilson 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
Albert Wynn 23%
Bill Young 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 77%

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