Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
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 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 5%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
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 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 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 5%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 85%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 5%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 70%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 95%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 5%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 15%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 15%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 65%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 10%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 5%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 5%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 5%
NA President Barack Obama II D 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 5%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 55%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 5%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 85%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 70%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 5%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 15%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 85%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 95%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 85%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 65%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 85%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 10%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 85%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 95%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 5%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 65%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 15%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 70%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 78%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 15%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 10%
Melissa Bean 25%
Bob Bennett 90%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 5%
Judy Biggert 95%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 5%
Kit Bond 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 5%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Nancy Boyda 5%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 70%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 5%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 58%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 5%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Artur Davis 5%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 56%
Lincoln Davis 5%
Thomas Davis III 24970%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 5%
John Dingell 5%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 5%
Vern Ehlers 65%
Brad Ellsworth 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 85%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Terry Everett 80%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Jim Gerlach 55%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Phil Gingrey 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 90%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 100%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 76%
Doc Hastings 90%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 45%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 95%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 35%
Mary Landrieu 15%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 95%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 70%
Dan Lungren 95%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 35%
Melquiades Martinez 95%
Jim Matheson 10%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
James McCrery III 95%
John McHugh 40%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 15%
Mike Michaud 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 15%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 5%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 5%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 33%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 95%
Tom Petri 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 5%
Jon Porter, Sr. 85%
Deborah Pryce 90%
Mark Pryor 0%
George Radanovich 95%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 70%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Thomas Reynolds 95%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 95%
Mike Ross 5%
Steve Rothman 0%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 95%
Jim Saxton 60%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 5%
José Serrano 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 45%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 15%
Ike Skelton 5%
Gordon Smith 55%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 90%
Zack Space 5%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Ted Stevens 80%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 90%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 5%
Ellen Tauscher 5%
Gene Taylor 25%
Lee Terry 95%
Craig Thomas 92%
Todd Tiahrt 95%
John Tierney 10%
Ed Towns 5%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
Mark Udall 5%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 95%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 85%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 10%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 60%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 90%

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