Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2006 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 10%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 90%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 70%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 90%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 60%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 30%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 80%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 70%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 60%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 70%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 40%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 60%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 80%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 80%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 60%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
NA President Barack Obama II D 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 90%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 70%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 10%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 80%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 30%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 70%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
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 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 70%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 30%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 70%
Julia Carson 60%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 80%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 30%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 90%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 10%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 90%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 40%
Darlene Hooley 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 70%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 70%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 10%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 50%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 60%
Brad Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jack Murtha 80%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 20%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 20%
Deborah Pryce 30%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 90%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
Ken Salazar 40%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Schwarz 40%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 10%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 80%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 90%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 10%
John Sweeney 30%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 80%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 80%
Heather Wilson 30%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 70%
Bill Young 10%

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