Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 44%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 85%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 12%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 45%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 15%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 23%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 23%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 31%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 31%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 18%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 31%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 23%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 92%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
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 54%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 38%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 33%
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%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 23%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 23%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 15%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 23%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 89%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 15%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 22%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 15%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 23%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 23%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 22%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 31%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 70%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 77%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 77%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 85%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 31%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 22%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 42%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 31%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 23%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 15%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 23%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 15%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 15%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 15%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
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 31%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 89%
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 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 23%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 11%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 56%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 31%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 44%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 92%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 23%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 23%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 23%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 54%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 23%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 17%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 22%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 22%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 38%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 85%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 33%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 89%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Brian Baird 23%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 77%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 46%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 89%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 44%
Ben Campbell 89%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Brad Carson 54%
Julia Carson 23%
Mike Castle 85%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Michael Collins 100%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jon Corzine 22%
Jerry Costello 46%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 33%
James Davis 15%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 15%
Chris Dodd 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 44%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 33%
Chet Edwards 54%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 89%
Bob Etheridge 31%
Lane Evans 15%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 22%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 15%
Peter Fitzgerald 67%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 15%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 23%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 23%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 11%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 92%
Judd Gregg 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 46%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 27%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Hollings 44%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 89%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 22%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 62%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Tim Johnson 85%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 12%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 23%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Gerald Kleczka 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 78%
Ray LaHood 85%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Tom Lantos 15%
Steve LaTourette 92%
James Leach 69%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 22%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Ken Lucas 92%
Dick Lugar 89%
Don Manzullo 100%
Robert Matsui 15%
Karen McCarthy 31%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
Michael McNulty 15%
Martin Meehan 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Zell Bryan Miller 88%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 78%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 89%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 17%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 15%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 23%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 85%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 85%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 92%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 23%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
Mike Ross 46%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 15%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 54%
Rick Santorum 89%
Paul Sarbanes 22%
Jim Saxton 77%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 89%
Nick Smith 92%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 23%
Hilda Solis 17%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 31%
Pete Stark 17%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 89%
Ted Strickland 23%
Bart Stupak 27%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 54%
Ellen Tauscher 23%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 38%
Craig Thomas 89%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 23%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
James Turner 38%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 92%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 15%
Anthony Weiner 15%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 77%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 15%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
David Wu 23%
Albert Wynn 23%
Bill Young 92%

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