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Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2001 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 63%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 13%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 13%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 63%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Todd Akin 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 75%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 63%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dan Burton 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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