Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 91%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 16%
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 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 16%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 9%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 91%
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 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
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%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 91%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 91%
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 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 16%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
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%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 9%
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 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 66%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 16%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 8%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 16%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
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 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 91%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 18%
OH Governor John Kasich R 91%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 16%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 8%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 91%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 83%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 16%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 16%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 75%
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 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 91%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 16%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 80%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 18%
Bill Archer 91%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 91%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 91%
Bill Barrett 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 91%
Herbert Bateman 83%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 16%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 72%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 91%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
Robert Borski, Jr. 8%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
John Breaux 20%
Richard Bryan 20%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 83%
Ben Campbell 80%
Thomas Campbell 58%
Chris Cannon 91%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 66%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 91%
William Clay, Sr. 8%
Eva Clayton 8%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 91%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 66%
Kent Conrad 0%
Merrill Cook 83%
John Cooksey 91%
Jerry Costello 16%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 90%
William Coyne 8%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 58%
Philip Crane 91%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 16%
Thomas Davis III 91%
Bill Delahunt 16%
Thomas DeLay 91%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 16%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 9%
Julian Dixon 8%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Calvin Dooley 58%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 91%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 91%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 8%
Peter Fitzgerald 60%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 75%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 16%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 8%
Robert Franks 83%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 83%
John Ganske 58%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Benjamin Gilman 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
Slade Gorton 80%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 25%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 91%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 25%
Rick Hill 83%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 8%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 91%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Darlene Hooley 16%
Stephen Horn 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 81%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 72%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
Christopher John 66%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Bob Kerrey 20%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 8%
Ronald Klink 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 90%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Steven Kuykendall 91%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 90%
Nicholas Lampson 8%
Tom Lantos 11%
Stephen Largent 91%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 75%
James Leach 83%
Jerry Lewis 91%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 91%
William Lipinski 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 16%
Connie Mack 100%
James Maloney 33%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 9%
Frank Mascara 8%
Robert Matsui 8%
Karen McCarthy 25%
Bill McCollum 91%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 91%
David McIntosh 91%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 9%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 8%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Dan Miller 91%
David Minge 16%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 16%
John Moakley 8%
Alan Mollohan 27%
Dennis Moore 25%
Constance Morella 16%
Patrick Moynihan 20%
Frank Murkowski 80%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 91%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 91%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 83%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 16%
Doug Ose 91%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 91%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 8%
Edward Pease 100%
John Peterson 100%
David Phelps 16%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Owen Pickett 41%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
John Edward Porter 66%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 83%
Silvestre Reyes 16%
Thomas Reynolds 91%
Bob Riley 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 25%
Charles Robb 20%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Timothy Roemer 41%
James Rogan 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 8%
Marge Roukema 75%
Jim Ryun 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 41%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 90%
Robert Schaffer 100%
John Shadegg 91%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 81%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 91%
Ronnie Shows 54%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Norman Sisisky 50%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 41%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 90%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 8%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 0%
Floyd Spence 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 9%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Charles Stenholm 41%
Ted Stevens 80%
Ted Strickland 16%
Bob Stump 91%
Bart Stupak 16%
John Sununu 91%
John Sweeney 83%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 91%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 60%
Karen Thurman 8%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
Robert Torricelli 20%
Ed Towns 8%
James Traficant, Jr. 41%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 16%
James Turner 41%
Bruce Vento 8%
George Voinovich 60%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 91%
W. Curtis Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 83%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Bob Weygand 25%
Heather Wilson 91%
Bob Wise, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 16%
Albert Wynn 8%
Bill Young 90%

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