Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 47%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 92%
Thomas Allen 47%
Rob Andrews 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 47%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 54%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Tim Bishop 40%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 86%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 91%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 25%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 87%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 53%
Julia Carson 43%
Mike Castle 83%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 64%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 93%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 73%
Geoff Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 53%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 33%
Chris Dodd 42%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 93%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 87%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 93%
Tom Harkin 36%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 53%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Darlene Hooley 53%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 27%
William Jefferson 86%
Tim Johnson 86%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 36%
Patrick Kennedy 31%
Dale Kildee 27%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 27%
Jack Kingston 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 87%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Lantos 33%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 42%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 92%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 93%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 73%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 87%
Carolyn McCarthy 47%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 86%
Mike McIntyre 73%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 27%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 93%
Mike Michaud 40%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 29%
Brad Miller 47%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 53%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 83%
Jim Oberstar 27%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ed Pastor 33%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 14%
John Peterson 93%
Tom Petri 87%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 93%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 75%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 47%
James Ramstad 87%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 93%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 83%
Mike Rogers 93%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 27%
John Salazar 64%
Ken Salazar 64%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 47%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 62%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 43%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 27%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 93%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 91%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 86%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 53%
Lee Terry 100%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
John Tierney 33%
Ed Towns 53%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
Mark Udall 53%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 87%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 47%
Henry Waxman 33%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 93%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 33%
Heather Wilson 93%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 33%
Albert Wynn 60%
Bill Young 87%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 20%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 87%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 53%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 58%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 27%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 40%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 58%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 53%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 93%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 57%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 40%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 47%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 27%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 23%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 47%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 45%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 47%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 36%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 40%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 27%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 27%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 31%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 43%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 87%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 47%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 53%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 55%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 53%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 33%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 33%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 47%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 40%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 27%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 55%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 42%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 27%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 36%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83%
NA President Barack Obama II D 55%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 47%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 42%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 46%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 47%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 47%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 47%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 64%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 27%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 47%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 27%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 27%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 31%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 42%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 73%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 15%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 27%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 92%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 93%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 93%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 67%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 92%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 92%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 93%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 87%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 79%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 93%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 93%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 87%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 92%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 92%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 92%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 73%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 93%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 93%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 93%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 93%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 87%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 87%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 87%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 93%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 87%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 87%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 92%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 93%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 93%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 92%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

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