Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 9%
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 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 91%
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 91%
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 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 9%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 91%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
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 91%
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 80%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 91%
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 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 9%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 36%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
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 82%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 91%
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 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
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 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 91%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 73%
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 9%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 9%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 91%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 91%
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 9%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 91%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 82%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
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 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 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 91%
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 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 9%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
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 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 9%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 27%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 82%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 91%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 82%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 82%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 91%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 9%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 18%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 9%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Ben Campbell 22%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 73%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 9%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 82%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 91%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 45%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 9%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 10%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 9%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 73%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 9%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 82%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 55%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 82%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 91%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 9%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 64%
Nancy Johnson 9%
Tim Johnson 9%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 9%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 9%
James Leach 27%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 91%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 9%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jack Murtha 82%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 40%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 9%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 9%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 73%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 73%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 18%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 9%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 40%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 82%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 9%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 91%
Bart Stupak 91%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 55%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 9%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
James Turner 73%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 9%
Zach Wamp 9%
John Warner 22%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 91%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 91%
Bill Young 0%

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