Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1995-1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 14%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 93%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 7%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 21%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 7%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 79%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 86%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 7%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 21%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 93%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 21%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 21%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 7%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 93%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 7%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 21%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 36%
OH Governor John Kasich R 93%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 92%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 21%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 93%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 21%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 93%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29%
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 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 71%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 29%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 21%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 93%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 93%
Richard Armey 93%
John Ashcroft 90%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Bill Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 92%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 21%
Douglas Bereuter 93%
Howard Berman 25%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 93%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 21%
Rick Boucher 21%
John Breaux 30%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Richard Bryan 20%
Ed Bryant 92%
Dale Bumpers 10%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 70%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 86%
John Chafee 80%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 86%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
William Clay, Sr. 14%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 43%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 93%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 38%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 7%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 93%
Alfonse D'Amato 70%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 10%
Thomas Davis III 86%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Peter Deutsch 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 93%
Norm Dicks 14%
Julian Dixon 14%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
Calvin Dooley 86%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 77%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 100%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 93%
Thomas Ewing 93%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 93%
Victor Fazio 29%
Russ Feingold 10%
Bob Filner 7%
Mark Foley 93%
Michael Patrick Forbes 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Wendell Ford 10%
Tillie Fowler 93%
Jon David Fox 64%
Barney Frank 21%
Robert Franks 86%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elizabeth Furse 29%
Elton Gallegly 93%
John Ganske 93%
Sam Gejdenson 7%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 20%
Henry Gonzalez 23%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 43%
Slade Gorton 70%
Porter Goss 86%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 90%
James Greenwood 86%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Tony Hall 23%
Lee Hamilton 43%
James Hansen 93%
Jane Harman 43%
J. Dennis Hastert 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Joel Hefley 93%
W.G. Hefner 43%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 93%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 36%
Ernest Hollings 10%
Stephen Horn 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 86%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 93%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 8%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 21%
Sue Kelly 93%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Joseph Kennedy II 21%
Patrick Kennedy 21%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 21%
Bob Kerrey 11%
Dale Kildee 21%
Jay Kim 93%
Gerald Kleczka 42%
Ronald Klink 21%
Scott Klug 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 30%
James Kolbe 93%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 14%
Ray LaHood 79%
Tom Lantos 29%
Stephen Largent 93%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 64%
James Leach 86%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 0%
John Linder 93%
William Lipinski 38%
Robert Livingston 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 36%
Connie Mack 100%
Thomas Manton 29%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 8%
Frank Mascara 36%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 38%
Bill McCollum 93%
James McCrery III 93%
Joseph McDade 73%
Paul McHale 36%
John McHugh 57%
Scott McInnis 93%
David McIntosh 93%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
Michael McNulty 46%
Martin Meehan 36%
Carrie Meek 8%
Jack Metcalf 71%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 93%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
John Moakley 10%
Alan Mollohan 15%
Constance Morella 64%
Carol Moseley Braun 20%
Patrick Moynihan 10%
Frank Murkowski 80%
Jack Murtha 14%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 93%
Mark Neumann 86%
Robert William Ney 79%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 93%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 93%
Ronald Packard 93%
Mike Parker 79%
William Paxon 93%
Donald Payne 7%
Owen Pickett 50%
Richard Pombo 93%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
John Edward Porter 86%
Glenn Poshard 43%
Deborah Pryce 93%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 93%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 93%
Frank Riggs 93%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 21%
Charles Robb 30%
Timothy Roemer 43%
William Roth, Jr. 70%
Marge Roukema 79%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 79%
Joe Scarborough 86%
Daniel Schaefer 86%
Steven Schiff 86%
John Shadegg 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 93%
Christopher Shays 71%
E.G. Shuster 86%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 14%
Joseph Skeen 93%
Ike Skelton 43%
Linda Smith 93%
Nick Smith 93%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 75%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 93%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 80%
Louis Stokes 14%
Bob Stump 93%
Bart Stupak 29%
James Talent 93%
John Tanner 57%
William Tauzin 86%
Charles Taylor 93%
Gene Taylor 71%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 93%
Fred Thompson 100%
Karen Thurman 31%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Esteban Edward Torres 14%
Robert Torricelli 21%
Ed Towns 7%
James Traficant, Jr. 43%
Bruce Vento 15%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 93%
John Warner 100%
Mel Watt 7%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 92%
David Weldon 93%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 86%
Paul Wellstone 10%
Rick White 93%
Bob Wise, Jr. 21%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
Albert Wynn 21%
Sidney Yates 7%
Bill Young 91%

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