Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 32%
Gary Ackerman 41%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 94%
Rodney Alexander 70%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 38%
Rob Andrews 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 65%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 62%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 79%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 48%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 26%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 84%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 19%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 37%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 24%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 94%
Dan Burton 95%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 57%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 38%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 65%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 24%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 43%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 71%
Julia Carson 29%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 85%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 35%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 45%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 95%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 94%
Kent Conrad 53%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 57%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Jon Corzine 47%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 55%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 30%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 71%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
James Davis 48%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 86%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 43%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 53%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 43%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 37%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 84%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 95%
Norm Dicks 48%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Chris Dodd 41%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 39%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 48%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 47%
Chet Edwards 81%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 35%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 38%
Bob Etheridge 52%
Lane Evans 38%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 43%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 22%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 65%
Michael Ferguson 95%
Bob Filner 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 81%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 20%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 95%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Jim Gibbons 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 95%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 45%
Judd Gregg 88%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 93%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 59%
Jane Harman 55%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 90%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 63%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 67%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 19%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 39%
Darlene Hooley 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 38%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 95%
Kay Hutchison 94%
Henry Hyde 95%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 43%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 47%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 53%
William Jefferson 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 59%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 63%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 59%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 70%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 31%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 38%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 44%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
Jon Kyl 88%
Ray LaHood 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 71%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 45%
Tom Lantos 37%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 48%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 38%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 38%
James Leach 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 41%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 38%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 79%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 76%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 95%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 43%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 45%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
Jim Marshall 55%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 45%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 24%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 94%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 38%
John McHugh 90%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 22%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 45%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 55%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 35%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 48%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 56%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 35%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 21%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 43%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Dennis Moore 62%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 94%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Jack Murtha 48%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
Ben Nelson 81%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 95%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 19%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Thomas William Osborne 95%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 95%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 40%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 29%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 5%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 76%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
Todd Platts 95%
Richard Pombo 95%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 52%
Deborah Pryce 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 52%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 30%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 35%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 53%
Richard Renzi 95%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 41%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 95%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 35%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 55%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 24%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 35%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 24%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 40%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 35%
Jim Saxton 81%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 43%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 65%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 78%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 30%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 95%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 95%
Ike Skelton 60%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 44%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 76%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 57%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 87%
John Spratt, Jr. 48%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 65%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 38%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 93%
John Sweeney 81%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 48%
Charles Taylor 95%
Gene Taylor 52%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 45%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 48%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 19%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 53%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 38%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 32%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 35%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 94%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
Diane Watson 16%
Mel Watt 29%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 20%
Anthony Weiner 38%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 37%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Heather Wilson 95%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 90%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 59%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 95%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

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