Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 29%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 43%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 14%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 86%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 71%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 86%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 86%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 86%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 14%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 86%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 29%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 14%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 29%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 29%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 82%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 86%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 86%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 71%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 86%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 86%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 43%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 14%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 86%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 86%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 86%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 29%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 43%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 86%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 14%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 57%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 71%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 86%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 43%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 29%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 86%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 86%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 43%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Charlie Bass 14%
Herbert Bateman 14%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 86%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 64%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 29%
Ben Campbell 9%
Thomas Campbell 29%
Chris Cannon 43%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 29%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 43%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 71%
Michael Collins 29%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 43%
John Cooksey 14%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 14%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 86%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 14%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 14%
Peter Deutsch 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 43%
Norm Dicks 71%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 57%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 43%
Bob Etheridge 86%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 29%
Thomas Ewing 29%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 18%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 29%
Michael Patrick Forbes 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Tillie Fowler 14%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 29%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 86%
Elton Gallegly 43%
John Ganske 71%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 14%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
William Goodling 43%
Bart Gordon 86%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 14%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 14%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 14%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 29%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 57%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 86%
Rick Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 43%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 86%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 43%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 17%
Duncan Hunter 43%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 29%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 9%
William Lewis Jenkins 43%
Christopher John 57%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 91%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
Ronald Klink 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 86%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 14%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 43%
James Leach 29%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 14%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 86%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 86%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
Bill McCollum 14%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 43%
Scott McInnis 29%
David McIntosh 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 86%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 86%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 86%
Constance Morella 43%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 86%
Sue Myrick 17%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 43%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 29%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Doug Ose 14%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 14%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 14%
John Peterson 25%
David Phelps 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
Owen Pickett 57%
Richard Pombo 29%
Earl Pomeroy 86%
John Edward Porter 14%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 86%
George Radanovich 14%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 14%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Bob Riley 29%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 86%
Timothy Roemer 86%
James Rogan 14%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 29%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 86%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 14%
Joe Scarborough 17%
Robert Schaffer 29%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 14%
Christopher Shays 14%
Donald Sherwood 29%
Ronnie Shows 71%
E.G. Shuster 17%
Norman Sisisky 86%
Joseph Skeen 14%
Ike Skelton 86%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 9%
Vic Snyder 86%
Mark Souder 29%
Arlen Specter 36%
Floyd Spence 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 43%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 9%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 71%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 29%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
William Tauzin 14%
Charles Taylor 14%
Gene Taylor 86%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 86%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 14%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 71%
Bruce Vento 100%
George Voinovich 36%
James Walsh 57%
Zach Wamp 43%
John Warner 9%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 86%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 57%
Gerald Weller 43%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 29%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 29%

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