Rating Group: National Federation of Federal Employees

1989-1990 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 63%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 38%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 43%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 86%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 86%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 29%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 93%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 92%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 21%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 71%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 77%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 42%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 23%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 71%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 21%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 63%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 36%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
Richard Hugh Baker 34%
Cass Ballenger 21%
Herbert Bateman 43%
Max Baucus 88%
Anthony Beilenson 71%
Douglas Bereuter 57%
Howard Berman 92%
Tom Bevill 79%
Michael Bilirakis 54%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 93%
Kit Bond 38%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Bill Bradley 63%
John Breaux 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
John Bryant 83%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 7%
Conrad Burns 88%
Dan Burton 15%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Ben Campbell 77%
John Chafee 75%
William Clay, Sr. 77%
William Cohen 63%
Ronald Coleman 92%
Cardiss Collins 77%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 77%
Kent Conrad 63%
Jerry Costello 86%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Thomas Daschle 100%
E. Kika de la Garza 100%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Ronald Dellums 71%
Norm Dicks 93%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 63%
Byron Dorgan 79%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 7%
Bill Emerson 43%
Lane Evans 100%
Jim Exon 88%
Harris Fawell 21%
Victor Fazio 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 7%
Floyd Flake 83%
Wendell Ford 100%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 31%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 92%
Pete Geren 77%
Sam Gibbons 83%
Paul Gillmor 43%
Benjamin Gilman 93%
Newt Gingrich 8%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 93%
Albert Gore, Jr. 100%
Slade Gorton 38%
Porter Goss 21%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 38%
Steven Gunderson 31%
Tony Hall 91%
Lee Hamilton 93%
Melton Hancock 7%
James Hansen 23%
J. Dennis Hastert 36%
Mark Hatfield 75%
Joel Hefley 7%
W.G. Hefner 86%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Henry Hyde 31%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 88%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Harry Johnston 92%
J. Bennett Johnston 75%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 63%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 92%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 92%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 29%
Jon Kyl 7%
John LaFalce 83%
Tom Lantos 92%
Greg Laughlin 54%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
James Leach 43%
Jerry Lewis 21%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Jim Lightfoot 14%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 38%
Dick Lugar 50%
Connie Mack 38%
Thomas Manton 93%
Matthew Martinez 86%
Robert Matsui 92%
Bill McCollum 21%
Michael McNulty 93%
Jan Meyers 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 66%
Alan Mollohan 93%
G.V. Montgomery 54%
Carlos Moorhead 14%
Constance Morella 86%
Patrick Moynihan 75%
Frank Murkowski 63%
Don Nickles 38%
Sam Nunn 88%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Major Owens 77%
Michael Oxley 29%
Ronald Packard 15%
Mike Parker 50%
William Paxon 7%
Donald Payne 77%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 71%
Clay Pell 88%
Owen Pickett 57%
John Edward Porter 14%
Glenn Poshard 93%
Larry Pressler 25%
David Pryor 100%
Bill Richardson 92%
Charles Robb 100%
Charles Rose III 92%
Toby Roth 15%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Marge Roukema 44%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 43%
Daniel Schaefer 21%
Steven Schiff 64%
Pat Schroeder 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 16%
Christopher Shays 43%
Paul Simon 88%
Alan Simpson 50%
Norman Sisisky 86%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 43%
Ike Skelton 62%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 36%
Arlen Specter 88%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 21%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 36%
Gerry Studds 93%
Bob Stump 0%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 29%
William Thomas 21%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Ed Towns 73%
Bruce Vento 93%
Harold Volkmer 93%
Barbara Vucanovich 29%
James Walsh 62%
John Warner 63%
Pat Williams 71%
Charles Wilson 77%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Sidney Yates 85%
Bill Young 43%

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