Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 86%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 31%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
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 U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 77%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 7%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 64%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 7%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 86%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
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 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 93%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 14%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 93%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 14%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 36%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 8%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 7%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 7%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 79%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 14%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 93%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 29%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 86%
Chris Cannon 93%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 79%
Eva Clayton 7%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 43%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 92%
Jerry Costello 7%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 15%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 79%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 86%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 7%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 14%
Elton Gallegly 86%
John Ganske 64%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 85%
Benjamin Gilman 58%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 14%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 85%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Tony Hall 21%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 93%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 7%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 92%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 77%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 23%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Christopher John 71%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 7%
Tom Lantos 9%
Stephen Largent 100%
Steve LaTourette 86%
James Leach 86%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 14%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 7%
James Maloney 29%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 7%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 7%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 14%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 23%
Dennis Moore 21%
Constance Morella 43%
Frank Murkowski 86%
Jack Murtha 14%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 93%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Doug Ose 93%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
David Phelps 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 43%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 93%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 93%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 14%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 38%
Steve Rothman 0%
Marge Roukema 86%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 36%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 79%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 71%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Ronnie Shows 54%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 36%
Gordon Smith 86%
Nick Smith 92%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 14%
Floyd Spence 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 43%
Ted Stevens 86%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 7%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 79%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 36%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 71%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Robert Torricelli 14%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 43%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
James Turner 36%
George Voinovich 71%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 86%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 93%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 85%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 93%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 21%
Albert Wynn 14%
Bill Young 93%

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