Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 17%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 80%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
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-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez 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 25%
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 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
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 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
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 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 20%
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%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King 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 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
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 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 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
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%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
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 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
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 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
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-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 20%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
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 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
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 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
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 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
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 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 40%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 17%
Ben Campbell 67%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 20%
Mike Castle 80%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Artur Davis 20%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 20%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 80%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 40%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Darlene Hooley 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Janklow 100%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 80%
Tim Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 17%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 83%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Denise Majette 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 20%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
James Nussle 80%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 20%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 80%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 83%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 80%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 40%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 20%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 100%

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