Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 4%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 31%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 13%
John Breaux 58%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 4%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Dave Camp 95%
Ben Campbell 82%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 77%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 4%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 17%
Brad Carson 59%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 77%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
Lincoln Chafee 35%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Hillary Clinton 5%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 22%
Howard Coble 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 94%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
Kent Conrad 11%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 13%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 18%
Barbara Cubin 94%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 4%
James Davis 18%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 22%
Thomas Davis III 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 9%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 9%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 18%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 82%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 9%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 72%
Jennifer Dunn 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 4%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Russ Feingold 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 4%
Peter Fitzgerald 76%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 86%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 81%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 4%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 95%
Daniel Graham 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 63%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 94%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 95%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 18%
James Greenwood 86%
Judd Gregg 88%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 95%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
Doc Hastings 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 27%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 35%
David Lee Hobson 95%
Joseph Hoeffel 4%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 18%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 9%
Darlene Hooley 22%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 76%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
Daniel Inouye 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Christopher John 68%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
Nancy Johnson 77%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
Tim Johnson 72%
Timothy Johnson 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 72%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 4%
Ric Keller 95%
Sue Kelly 81%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 90%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 72%
Jack Kingston 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 81%
Gerald Kleczka 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 27%
Mary Landrieu 52%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
Tom Lantos 4%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 31%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 77%
James Leach 68%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
Carl Levin 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 13%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 47%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 95%
Ken Lucas 86%
Dick Lugar 94%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
Don Manzullo 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 4%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 22%
Karen McCarthy 9%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
John McHugh 77%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 90%
Mike McIntyre 36%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 9%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 4%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 76%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 27%
Jim Moran, Jr. 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 23%
Jack Murtha 28%
Sue Myrick 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
Ben Nelson 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 23%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 95%
Robert William Ney 85%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 95%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
Major Owens 4%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
Ed Pastor 4%
Ron Paul 63%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 77%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
Todd Platts 86%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 22%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 13%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 90%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 95%
Nick Rahall II 13%
James Ramstad 77%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 86%
Denny Rehberg 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
Mike Rogers 95%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 80%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
Jim Ryun 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 4%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 36%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 71%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 13%
Edward Schrock 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 95%
Christopher Shays 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 77%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
Ike Skelton 47%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 27%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
Gordon Smith 76%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 95%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 27%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 90%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 81%
Charles Stenholm 72%
Ted Stevens 87%
Ted Strickland 4%
Bart Stupak 5%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 95%
John Sweeney 90%
Tom Tancredo 86%
John Tanner 59%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 36%
Lee Terry 81%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 13%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
John Tierney 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
Ed Towns 18%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 4%
James Turner 36%
Mark Udall 9%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 4%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 95%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 95%
George Voinovich 94%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 81%
Zach Wamp 95%
John Warner 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 4%
Anthony Weiner 4%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 72%
Gerald Weller 95%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 95%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 57%
Heather Wilson 100%
Frank Wolf 95%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 4%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
Albert Wynn 9%
Bill Young 90%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%

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