Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 93%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 74%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 39%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 42%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 35%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 22%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 39%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 39%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 35%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 43%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 43%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 39%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 39%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 35%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 36%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 40%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 74%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 30%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 23%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 32%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 78%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 48%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 35%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 39%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 45%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 35%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 58%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 43%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 78%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 43%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 96%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 96%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 95%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 39%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 38%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 31%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 35%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 35%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 35%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 27%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 39%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 96%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 91%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 69%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 36%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 35%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 26%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 32%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 44%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 35%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 43%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 27%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 79%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 26%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 36%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 96%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 41%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 23%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 39%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 36%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 35%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 48%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 38%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 96%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 43%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 87%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 91%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 35%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 61%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 39%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 91%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 43%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 30%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 43%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 43%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 43%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 48%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 36%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 35%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 26%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 35%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 43%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 35%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 32%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 38%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 35%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 22%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 87%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 79%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 43%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 27%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 35%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 36%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 35%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 64%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 61%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 64%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 96%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 52%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 35%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 48%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 65%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 35%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 94%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 91%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 57%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 22%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 64%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 48%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 96%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 48%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 41%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 30%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 96%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 39%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 74%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 65%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 35%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 43%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 87%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 39%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 91%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 41%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 48%
Brian Baird 41%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 43%
Robert Barr, Jr. 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Charlie Bass 91%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 52%
Douglas Bereuter 91%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 36%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Rod Blagojevich 35%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 96%
David Edward Bonior 27%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 35%
Leonard Boswell 48%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 21%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 100%
Jean Carnahan 57%
Brad Carson 70%
Julia Carson 35%
Mike Castle 83%
Eva Clayton 35%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 64%
Robert Clement 64%
Hillary Clinton 43%
Michael Collins 91%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 48%
Kent Conrad 50%
John Cooksey 100%
Jon Corzine 36%
Jerry Costello 48%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 32%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 82%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 96%
Thomas Daschle 43%
James Davis 48%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 90%
Bill Delahunt 26%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 36%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 91%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 27%
Terry Everett 87%
Russ Feingold 29%
Michael Ferguson 87%
Bob Filner 22%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 22%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 86%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
Jim Gibbons 96%
Wayne Gilchrest 87%
Paul Gillmor 96%
Benjamin Gilman 59%
Charlie Gonzalez 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 83%
Bart Gordon 65%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 36%
William Phillip Gramm 92%
Mark Green 96%
James Greenwood 91%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 91%
Gilbert Gutknecht 83%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 91%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 96%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 87%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 87%
Joel Hefley 74%
Jesse Helms 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 86%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 48%
Maurice Hinchey 26%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 41%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 43%
Stephen Horn 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 82%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 93%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Henry Hyde 96%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 64%
William Lewis Jenkins 87%
Christopher John 83%
Nancy Johnson 87%
Tim Johnson 74%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 38%
Mark Kennedy 91%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
Brian Kerns 91%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 39%
Gerald Kleczka 43%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 54%
James Kolbe 96%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 48%
Tom Lantos 30%
Steve LaTourette 77%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 79%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 85%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 29%
James Maloney 57%
Don Manzullo 96%
Frank Mascara 48%
Robert Matsui 35%
Karen McCarthy 48%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 91%
Scott McInnis 83%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 27%
Michael McNulty 32%
Martin Meehan 29%
Carrie Meek 47%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 35%
Dan Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 85%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 23%
Alan Mollohan 48%
Dennis Moore 57%
Constance Morella 70%
Frank Murkowski 85%
Jack Murtha 52%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 71%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 96%
Robert William Ney 96%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 81%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 35%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 23%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 19%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 22%
John Peterson 100%
David Phelps 57%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 91%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 87%
Earl Pomeroy 39%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 82%
George Radanovich 95%
James Ramstad 87%
Ralph Regula 91%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 96%
Bob Riley 91%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 35%
Ciro Rodriguez 39%
Timothy Roemer 41%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 26%
Marge Roukema 90%
Jim Ryun 96%
Martin Olav Sabo 26%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 52%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 36%
Jim Saxton 82%
Robert Schaffer 73%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 96%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Ronnie Shows 62%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 91%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 79%
Nick Smith 87%
Bob Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 79%
Vic Snyder 38%
Hilda Solis 30%
Mark Souder 91%
Arlen Specter 79%
John Spratt, Jr. 45%
Pete Stark 26%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Charles Stenholm 74%
Ted Stevens 86%
Ted Strickland 35%
Bob Stump 91%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 96%
Tom Tancredo 70%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 48%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 82%
Gene Taylor 39%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 93%
Karen Thurman 35%
Strom Thurmond 86%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
Robert Torricelli 62%
Ed Towns 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 35%
James Turner 57%
George Voinovich 93%
James Walsh 91%
Zach Wamp 87%
John Warner 86%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 30%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 35%
David Weldon 87%
W. Curtis Weldon 82%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 36%
Robert Wexler 30%
Heather Wilson 91%
Lynn Woolsey 26%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 35%
Bill Young 91%

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