Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 83%
Brian Bilbray 83%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Tim Bishop 0%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Nancy Boyda 33%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 80%
Dan Burton 83%
Steve Buyer 83%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 67%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 75%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 17%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 83%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 83%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Brad Ellsworth 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 67%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 100%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 20%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 80%
Robert Hayes 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Ron Klein 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 20%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 83%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
Carl Levin 20%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Tim Mahoney 33%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 17%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 67%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 67%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 83%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 17%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 20%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 80%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Todd Platts 83%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 67%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 20%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 67%
Ralph Regula 83%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Richard Renzi 83%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 83%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 0%
Ken Salazar 20%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 83%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 33%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 17%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 40%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 75%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 60%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 33%
Lee Terry 83%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 67%
Zach Wamp 83%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 20%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 83%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 60%
Frank Wolf 83%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 83%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 20%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 20%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
NA President Barack Obama II D 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 60%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 83%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 80%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 67%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 83%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 83%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 83%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 83%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 67%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 83%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 83%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 83%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 80%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 83%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%

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