Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
John Warner 100%
Thomas Davis III 95%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 95%
Tom Latham 95%
Deborah Pryce 95%
Ralph Regula 95%
Richard Renzi 95%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 95%
Dan Boren 94%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
Gerald Weller 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 91%
Dick Lugar 91%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
Ted Stevens 91%
Rodney Alexander 90%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
Dave Camp 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 90%
Larry Craig 90%
Philip English 90%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
Jim Gerlach 90%
Ralph Hall 90%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Ric Keller 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
Ron Lewis 90%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 90%
Mike Rogers 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
Lee Terry 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
Bill Young 90%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 89%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Robert Hayes 89%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 89%
Gary Miller 89%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 89%
Jean Schmidt 89%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 89%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 88%
Howard Coble 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 88%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 87%
Duncan Hunter 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85%
Judy Biggert 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 85%
David Davis 85%
John Doolittle 85%
David Dreier 85%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 85%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 85%
James McCrery III 85%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 85%
John Peterson 85%
Tom Petri 85%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 85%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 85%
Heather Wilson 85%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 84%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
Wayne Gilchrest 84%
Tim Johnson 84%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 84%
Nicholas Lampson 84%
Jon Porter, Sr. 84%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 84%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
Mark Souder 84%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 84%
Geoff Davis 83%
Terry Everett 83%
Ray LaHood 83%
Dan Lungren 83%
Jim Saxton 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 82%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 82%
Norm Coleman 82%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Judd Gregg 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 82%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 82%
Arlen Specter 82%
George Voinovich 82%
Todd Akin 80%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jim Bunning 80%
Chris Cannon 80%
Eric Cantor 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 80%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 80%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Thelma Drake 80%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
Timothy Johnson 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 80%
John Kuhl, Jr. 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Matheson 80%
Buck McKeon 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 80%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 80%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 80%
James Ramstad 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Frank Wolf 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
Spencer Bachus 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 79%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 79%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 79%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 79%
Connie Mack IV 79%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 79%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 78%
John McHugh 78%
Michele Bachmann 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Mike Castle 75%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 75%
Chet Edwards 75%
Phil Gingrey 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 75%
John Linder 75%
Tim Mahoney 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 75%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 75%
William Sali 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
David Weldon 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 74%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 74%
Robert Cramer 74%
Michael Ferguson 74%
Doc Hastings 74%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 74%
Sue Myrick 74%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 74%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 73%
Mary Landrieu 73%
Joe Lieberman 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 73%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 73%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 72%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 72%
Ike Skelton 72%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 72%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
John Sullivan 71%
J. Gresham Barrett 70%
Melissa Bean 70%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
John Campbell III 70%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 70%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 70%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 70%
Artur Davis 70%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Tom Feeney 70%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 70%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 70%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 70%
Bart Gordon 70%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 70%
Baron Hill 70%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 70%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 70%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 70%
Todd Platts 70%
Mike Ross 70%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 70%
John Shadegg 70%
Christopher Shays 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
James Walsh 70%
Steve Buyer 69%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 68%
Lincoln Davis 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 68%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 68%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
Pete Hoekstra 68%
Marilyn Musgrave 68%
George Radanovich 68%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Ron Klein 67%
Laura Richardson 67%
Rick Boucher 65%
Nancy Boyda 65%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 65%
John Dingell 65%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Jack Kingston 65%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 65%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Mike McIntyre 65%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 65%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 65%
John Tanner 65%
Ed Towns 65%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 65%
Evan Bayh 64%
Paul Broun 64%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 64%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 64%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 64%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 64%
Ben Nelson 64%
Ken Salazar 64%
Olympia Snowe 64%
John Sununu 64%
Tom Tancredo 64%
Bruce Braley 63%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 63%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 63%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 63%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 63%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 61%
Gabrielle Giffords 61%
William Jefferson 61%
Wayne Allard 60%
Leonard Boswell 60%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60%
Barney Frank 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Dennis Moore 60%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Nick Rahall II 60%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60%
John Salazar 60%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60%
Gordon Smith 60%
Vic Snyder 60%
Gene Taylor 60%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 60%
Mark Udall 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 60%
Anthony Weiner 60%
Brian Baird 58%
Shelley Berkley 58%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 58%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 58%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 58%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 58%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 58%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 58%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 58%
Carolyn McCarthy 58%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 58%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 58%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 58%
Zack Space 58%
John Ensign 56%
Jane Harman 56%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 56%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 56%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Gary Ackerman 55%
Jason Altmire 55%
Michael Arcuri 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Max Baucus 55%
Marion Berry 55%
Tim Bishop 55%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 55%
Russ Carnahan 55%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 55%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 55%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 55%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 55%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 55%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 55%
James DeMint 55%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 55%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 55%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 55%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 55%
Phil Hare 55%
Darlene Hooley 55%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 55%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 55%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 55%
Frank Lautenberg 55%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 55%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 55%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 55%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 55%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 55%
Mike Michaud 55%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 55%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Jim Moran, Jr. 55%
Patrick Murphy 55%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 55%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 55%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 55%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 55%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 55%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 55%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 55%
Allyson Schwartz 55%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 55%
Heath Shuler 55%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 55%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
Bart Stupak 55%
Betty Sutton 55%
Ellen Tauscher 55%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 55%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 55%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 55%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 55%
Mel Watt 55%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 55%
Robert Wexler 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 55%
Neil Abercrombie 53%
Thomas Allen 53%
Howard Berman 53%
Christopher Carney 53%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 53%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 53%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 53%
Jim Marshall 53%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 53%
Henry Waxman 53%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 53%
Rob Andrews 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
Thomas Coburn 50%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 50%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 50%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
John Hall 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50%
Paul Hodes 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
Steve Kagen 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
Carol Shea-Porter 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
John Tierney 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
David Wu 50%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Jerry Costello 47%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 47%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 47%
Brad Miller 47%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 47%
Ed Pastor 47%
Ron Paul 47%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 47%
Pete Stark 47%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 47%
Diane Watson 47%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 45%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 45%
Kent Conrad 45%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 45%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 45%
Bob Filner 45%
Maurice Hinchey 45%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 45%
Thomas Holden 45%
Daniel Inouye 45%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 45%
Herb Kohl 45%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 45%
Carl Levin 45%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 45%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 45%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 45%
Mark Pryor 45%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 45%
Jay Rockefeller IV 45%
Jim Webb, Jr. 45%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 44%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 44%
Steve Rothman 44%
George Miller 42%
Donald Payne 42%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 42%
Robert Byrd 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 37%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 36%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 36%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 36%
Tom Harkin 36%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 36%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 36%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 33%
NA President Barack Obama II D 33%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 29%
Byron Dorgan 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 27%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 27%
Hillary Clinton 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 22%
Russ Feingold 18%
Chris Dodd 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 9%

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