Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 17%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 8%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 8%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 11%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 91%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 83%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 83%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 29%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 25%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 17%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 29%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 92%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 92%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 8%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 58%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 14%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 42%
OH Governor John Kasich R 92%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 91%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 58%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 14%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 83%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 75%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 29%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 92%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Herbert Bateman 91%
Max Baucus 29%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 30%
Tom Bevill 50%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 92%
Peter Blute 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 92%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Bill Bradley 0%
John Breaux 43%
Bill Brewster 73%
Glen Browder 50%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 91%
John Bryant 36%
Dale Bumpers 14%
Jim Bunn 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Ben Campbell 100%
Mike Castle 83%
John Chafee 86%
Jim Chapman 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 83%
Jon Lynn Christensen 92%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 17%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 50%
William Clinger 92%
William Cohen 57%
Ronald Coleman 25%
Barbara-Rose Collins 8%
Cardiss Collins 11%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 29%
Wes Cooley 92%
Jerry Costello 45%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 92%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 92%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Alfonse D'Amato 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 14%
Thomas Davis III 83%
E. Kika de la Garza 55%
Thomas DeLay 92%
Ronald Dellums 8%
Peter Deutsch 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
Julian Dixon 17%
Chris Dodd 14%
Robert Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Robert Dornan 92%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Bill Emerson 92%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 100%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 92%
Thomas Ewing 92%
Jim Exon 43%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 92%
Victor Fazio 33%
Russ Feingold 14%
Cleo Fields 18%
Jack Fields, Jr. 91%
Bob Filner 8%
Floyd Flake 25%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 83%
Thomas Foglietta 17%
Mark Foley 92%
Michael Patrick Forbes 83%
Harold Ford, Sr. 42%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 92%
Jon David Fox 67%
Barney Frank 25%
Gary Franks 83%
Robert Franks 92%
Dan Frisa 83%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 30%
David Funderburk 92%
Elizabeth Furse 33%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 92%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 27%
Pete Geren 83%
Sam Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 29%
Henry Gonzalez 27%
William Goodling 91%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 83%
Daniel Graham 29%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Enid Greene 100%
James Greenwood 83%
Judd Gregg 100%
Steven Gunderson 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Tony Hall 25%
Lee Hamilton 50%
Melton Hancock 92%
James Hansen 92%
Jane Harman 42%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Mark Hatfield 71%
James Hayes 67%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
W.G. Hefner 50%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 92%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 18%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Martin Hoke 92%
Thomas Holden 42%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Stephen Horn 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 42%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Harry Johnston 25%
J. Bennett Johnston 43%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 100%
Sue Kelly 92%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14%
Joseph Kennedy II 25%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 25%
Bob Kerrey 17%
Dale Kildee 25%
Jay Kim 92%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 25%
Scott Klug 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
Herb Kohl 43%
James Kolbe 92%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 17%
Ray LaHood 83%
Tom Lantos 33%
Stephen Largent 92%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Greg Laughlin 92%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Leach 92%
Jerry Lewis 91%
Ron Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Jim Lightfoot 92%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 45%
Robert Livingston 92%
James Longley, Jr. 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 42%
Connie Mack 100%
Thomas Manton 33%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 9%
Bill Martini 75%
Frank Mascara 42%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 45%
Bill McCollum 92%
James McCrery III 92%
Joseph McDade 73%
Paul McHale 42%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 92%
David McIntosh 92%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 8%
Michael McNulty 55%
Martin Meehan 42%
Carrie Meek 9%
Jack Metcalf 83%
Jan Meyers 92%
Dan Miller 92%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 8%
John Moakley 13%
Susan Molinari 92%
Alan Mollohan 18%
G.V. Montgomery 92%
Carlos Moorhead 91%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 29%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Jack Murtha 17%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 92%
Mark Neumann 92%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
Sam Nunn 43%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Bill Orton 58%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ronald Packard 92%
Mike Parker 92%
William Paxon 92%
Donald Payne 8%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 58%
Clay Pell 29%
Pete Peterson 42%
Owen Pickett 42%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
John Edward Porter 83%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Larry Pressler 100%
Deborah Pryce 92%
David Pryor 29%
James Quillen 92%
Jack Quinn 75%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 92%
Bill Richardson 42%
Frank Riggs 92%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 25%
Charles Robb 43%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Charles Rose III 55%
Toby Roth 92%
William Roth, Jr. 71%
Marge Roukema 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 83%
Daniel Schaefer 83%
Steven Schiff 92%
Pat Schroeder 17%
Andrea Seastrand 83%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 92%
Christopher Shays 75%
E.G. Shuster 83%
Paul Simon 14%
Alan Simpson 86%
Norman Sisisky 44%
David Skaggs 17%
Joseph Skeen 92%
Ike Skelton 50%
Linda Smith 92%
Nick Smith 92%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 90%
Mark Souder 83%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Charles Stenholm 58%
Ted Stevens 100%
Louis Stokes 17%
Gerry Studds 17%
Bob Stump 92%
Bart Stupak 33%
James Talent 92%
John Tanner 58%
Randy Tate 92%
William Tauzin 83%
Charles Taylor 92%
Gene Taylor 67%
Frank Tejeda 50%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 92%
Fred Thompson 100%
Ray Thornton 25%
Karen Thurman 36%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Peter Torkildsen 75%
Esteban Edward Torres 17%
Robert Torricelli 25%
Ed Towns 8%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Bruce Vento 17%
Harold Volkmer 40%
Barbara Vucanovich 92%
Robert Walker 92%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 92%
Michael Ward 33%
John Warner 100%
Mel Watt 8%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 92%
Paul Wellstone 14%
Rick White 92%
Pat Williams 8%
Charles Wilson 50%
Bob Wise, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
Albert Wynn 25%
Sidney Yates 8%
Bill Young 91%
Bill Zeliff 92%
Richard Zimmer 75%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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