Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 93%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 97%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 97%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 20%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 61%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 67%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 21%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 34%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 17%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 26%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 23%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 24%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 31%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 24%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 87%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 27%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 34%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 97%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 39%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 22%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 31%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 96%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 70%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 97%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 97%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 19%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 48%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 97%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 17%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 97%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 29%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 31%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 19%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 35%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 89%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 39%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 37%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 96%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 97%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 97%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 23%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 20%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 27%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 25%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 39%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 37%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 37%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 97%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 19%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 39%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 24%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 35%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 32%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 97%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 97%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 32%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 70%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 43%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 69%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 93%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 37%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 97%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 35%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 47%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 45%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 21%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 37%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 21%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 30%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 33%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 27%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 39%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 30%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 97%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 96%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 97%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 96%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 27%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 31%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 21%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 93%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 34%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 97%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 90%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 27%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 27%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 26%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 39%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 83%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 53%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 97%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 97%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 97%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 97%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 53%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 31%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 34%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 23%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 97%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 97%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 35%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 21%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 43%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 39%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 37%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 38%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 23%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 87%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Spencer Bachus 96%
Brian Baird 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 40%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 87%
Max Baucus 74%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 34%
Marion Berry 47%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 48%
Tim Bishop 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 97%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 97%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 97%
Robert Byrd 29%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Brad Carson 72%
Julia Carson 33%
Edward Case 48%
Mike Castle 76%
Linc Chafee 57%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Howard Coble 86%
Norm Coleman 91%
Michael Collins 97%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jon Corzine 27%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 97%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 89%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 96%
Randall Cunningham 97%
Thomas Daschle 43%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 41%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 14%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 28%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 31%
Chris Dodd 32%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 87%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 61%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 47%
Lane Evans 30%
Terry Everett 90%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 26%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 17%
Peter Fitzgerald 87%
Mark Foley 97%
Harold Ford, Jr. 48%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 96%
Barney Frank 23%
William Frist 96%
Jonas Frost III 37%
Elton Gallegly 97%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 97%
Jim Gibbons 97%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 32%
Mark Green 87%
James Greenwood 97%
Judd Gregg 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 89%
Charles Hagel 87%
Ralph Hall 93%
Tom Harkin 32%
Jane Harman 45%
Katherine Harris 97%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 97%
Robert Hayes 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Baron Hill 53%
Maurice Hinchey 28%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 36%
Rush Holt, Jr. 23%
Darlene Hooley 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 87%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 93%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Janklow 88%
William Jefferson 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
Christopher John 80%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
Timothy Johnson 39%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
Ric Keller 96%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 26%
Mark Kennedy 93%
Patrick Kennedy 27%
Dale Kildee 27%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 24%
Jack Kingston 97%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 97%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 96%
Ray LaHood 89%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
Mary Landrieu 78%
Tom Lantos 28%
Tom Latham 97%
Steve LaTourette 87%
Frank Lautenberg 26%
James Leach 70%
Carl Levin 39%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 97%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 31%
Trent Lott, Sr. 96%
Ken Lucas 83%
Dick Lugar 96%
Denise Majette 43%
Don Manzullo 97%
Jim Marshall 48%
Jim Matheson 70%
Robert Matsui 34%
Carolyn McCarthy 40%
Karen McCarthy 32%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 97%
John McHugh 68%
Mike McIntyre 52%
Buck McKeon 97%
Michael McNulty 24%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 47%
Mike Michaud 40%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 30%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 18%
Brad Miller 34%
Zell Bryan Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 52%
Jim Moran, Jr. 54%
Jack Murtha 43%
Marilyn Musgrave 93%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 96%
Anne Northup 97%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 87%
James Nussle 90%
Jim Oberstar 24%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 23%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
Thomas William Osborne 93%
Doug Ose 97%
Major Owens 21%
Michael Oxley 97%
Ed Pastor 37%
Ron Paul 46%
Donald Payne 25%
John Peterson 90%
Tom Petri 77%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 97%
Todd Platts 90%
Richard Pombo 97%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 61%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 96%
Nick Rahall II 30%
James Ramstad 90%
Ralph Regula 97%
Denny Rehberg 93%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 30%
Ciro Rodriguez 40%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 38%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 23%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 57%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 27%
Jim Saxton 79%
Edward Schrock 96%
John Shadegg 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
Christopher Shays 77%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 86%
Nick Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Vic Snyder 52%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 87%
John Spratt, Jr. 32%
Pete Stark 17%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Charles Stenholm 83%
Ted Stevens 91%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 29%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 83%
John Sweeney 79%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 77%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 47%
Lee Terry 97%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 23%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 22%
James Turner 66%
Mark Udall 32%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 93%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 21%
Mel Watt 21%
Henry Waxman 34%
Anthony Weiner 30%
David Weldon 93%
W. Curtis Weldon 96%
Gerald Weller 97%
Robert Wexler 27%
Heather Wilson 93%
Frank Wolf 83%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
David Wu 37%
Albert Wynn 43%
Bill Young 93%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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