Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 36%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 43%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 43%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
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-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 43%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 29%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 57%
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%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 43%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 86%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 86%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 50%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 57%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 57%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 57%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 43%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 43%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 43%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 27%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 43%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 43%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 57%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
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 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 27%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 43%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 43%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
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 73%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 57%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 43%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 43%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 43%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 43%
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 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 43%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 29%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
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 43%
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 86%
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 100%
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-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 86%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
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 100%
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 43%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 29%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 43%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 33%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 55%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 36%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 57%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 60%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 43%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 57%
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 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 33%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 43%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 36%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 86%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 40%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 57%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 57%
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. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 57%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 36%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 29%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 36%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 43%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 43%
Cass Ballenger 14%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
Charlie Bass 43%
Max Baucus 91%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 9%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 86%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 43%
Michael Bilirakis 57%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 9%
Henry Bonilla 43%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 91%
Henry Brown, Jr. 43%
Ed Bryant 43%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 9%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 57%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Ben Campbell 27%
Chris Cannon 43%
Eric Cantor 43%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Brad Carson 86%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 57%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 71%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 57%
Larry Combest 57%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 91%
John Cooksey 33%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 14%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 27%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 43%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 57%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 86%
Jo Ann Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 14%
James DeMint 14%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 57%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 43%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
Philip English 57%
John Ensign 18%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 43%
Russ Feingold 91%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
Ernest Fletcher 43%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 57%
John Ganske 83%
George Gekas 43%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 43%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
Bart Gordon 86%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 57%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 57%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 43%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 43%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 43%
Joel Hefley 29%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Baron Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 57%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 43%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 91%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 43%
Duncan Hunter 57%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 45%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 91%
William Lewis Jenkins 43%
Christopher John 71%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Tim Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 43%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 43%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 43%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 57%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 43%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 91%
John Linder 43%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 71%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 57%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 43%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 43%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 14%
Zell Bryan Miller 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 71%
Frank Murkowski 30%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 43%
Robert William Ney 57%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 43%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 43%
Doug Ose 43%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 43%
David Phelps 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 57%
Earl Pomeroy 86%
Deborah Pryce 43%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 33%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 43%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 43%
Bob Riley 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 71%
Jim Ryun 43%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 18%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 71%
Robert Schaffer 14%
Edward Schrock 43%
John Shadegg 14%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 43%
Christopher Shays 29%
Donald Sherwood 57%
Ronnie Shows 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
Joseph Skeen 43%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 55%
Nick Smith 14%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 82%
Vic Snyder 86%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 86%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 57%
Charles Stenholm 29%
Ted Stevens 45%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 43%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 14%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 57%
Charles Taylor 29%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 29%
Fred Thompson 18%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 9%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 71%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 86%
George Voinovich 27%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 36%
Wesley Watkins 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 43%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 57%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 43%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 86%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 43%

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