Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
James Talent 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
Todd Akin 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 90%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
Larry Craig 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 90%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90%
John Doolittle 90%
John Ensign 90%
Mark Foley 90%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 90%
Mark Green 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 90%
Katherine Harris 90%
Joel Hefley 90%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 90%
Kay Hutchison 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 90%
Nancy Johnson 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 90%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
James Kolbe 90%
Steve LaTourette 90%
John Linder 90%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
Don Manzullo 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
Sue Myrick 90%
James Nussle 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
Todd Platts 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 90%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
Christopher Shays 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
Mark Souder 90%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Ted Stevens 90%
John Sullivan 90%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
David Weldon 90%
Heather Wilson 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
Tom Feeney 89%
Anne Northup 89%
John Shadegg 89%
John Sununu 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 80%
Jon Kyl 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
John McHugh 80%
Ron Paul 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
John Sweeney 80%
Tom Tancredo 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
Bill Young 80%
Tim Johnson 78%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
Jim Saxton 78%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
Mike Castle 70%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
Lincoln Davis 70%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 70%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
Judd Gregg 70%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 70%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 70%
James Leach 62%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
Gene Taylor 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
Ben Nelson 56%
Arlen Specter 56%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 44%
Vic Snyder 44%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
Edward Case 40%
Ben Chandler III 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
Artur Davis 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Albert Wynn 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Jane Harman 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 30%
Leonard Boswell 30%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 30%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
Hillary Clinton 30%
Kent Conrad 30%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Darlene Hooley 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 30%
William Jefferson 30%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 30%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 30%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 30%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 30%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 30%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 30%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 30%
Ike Skelton 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 30%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Chris Dodd 22%
Byron Dorgan 22%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 22%
John Tanner 22%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Marion Berry 20%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Robert Byrd 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
Russ Feingold 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
Thomas Holden 20%
Daniel Inouye 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Brad Miller 20%
Dennis Moore 20%
Jack Murtha 20%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Mel Watt 20%
David Wu 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 14%
Julia Carson 12%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 12%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 11%
Bob Filner 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Herb Kohl 11%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
Michael McNulty 11%
Martin Meehan 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 11%
Major Owens 11%
Donald Payne 11%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Brian Baird 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
Howard Berman 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
Jon Corzine 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 10%
James Davis 10%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
Lane Evans 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
Barney Frank 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 10%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
Tom Lantos 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 10%
Robert Matsui 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 10%
Alan Mollohan 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 10%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
Hilda Solis 10%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 10%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 10%
Ed Towns 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
Diane Watson 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Pete Stark 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Robert Wexler 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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