Rating Group: Competitive Enterprise Institute

1994 Positions on Agriculture

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
William Baker 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 50%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Tom Bevill 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 0%
John Chafee 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 0%
William Cohen 100%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
Thomas Daschle 50%
E. Kika de la Garza 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 100%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 0%
Judd Gregg 100%
Steven Gunderson 100%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 0%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Mark Hatfield 50%
Joel Hefley 100%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 0%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Scott Klug 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 0%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 0%
Jan Meyers 0%
Dan Miller 100%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 50%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Don Nickles 50%
Sam Nunn 100%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 100%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 0%
Clay Pell 100%
Pete Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 100%
Glenn Poshard 100%
Larry Pressler 50%
David Pryor 50%
Jack Quinn 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Bill Richardson 0%
Charles Robb 50%
Timothy Roemer 0%
Charles Rose III 0%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Marge Roukema 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 0%
Pat Schroeder 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 50%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 50%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Frank Tejeda 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 100%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Peter Torkildsen 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
John Warner 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 50%
Pat Williams 0%
Charles Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 100%

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