Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 29%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 29%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 14%
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 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-22 Devin Nunes R 29%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez 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 29%
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 33%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
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 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 29%
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-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 14%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
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 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 14%
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-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 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
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 State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 29%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 29%
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 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 14%
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 57%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
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 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 Other 100%
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 29%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 29%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 29%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 29%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 29%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
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 29%
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 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 29%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 43%
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%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
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 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 29%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte 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. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
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%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 43%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 29%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 29%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 29%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
John Breaux 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 29%
Dan Burton 29%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 29%
Ben Campbell 43%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 43%
Linc Chafee 43%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 14%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Artur Davis 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 29%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 29%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 17%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Mark Foley 29%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gerlach 29%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 100%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 57%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 29%
Melissa Hart 29%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 29%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 29%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Janklow 0%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Tim Johnson 57%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 14%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 29%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 57%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 29%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 100%
Don Manzullo 29%
Jim Marshall 100%
Jim Matheson 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 14%
Mike McIntyre 86%
Buck McKeon 29%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 29%
Robert William Ney 29%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 29%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 14%
Doug Ose 14%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 29%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 43%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 29%
Deborah Pryce 29%
Mark Pryor 100%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 14%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Richard Renzi 29%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 29%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 60%
Edward Schrock 29%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 29%
Christopher Shays 43%
Donald Sherwood 29%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 29%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Charles Stenholm 71%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 57%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 29%
Charles Taylor 29%
Gene Taylor 86%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 29%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 14%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 14%
W. Curtis Weldon 29%
Gerald Weller 29%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 43%
Frank Wolf 29%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 29%

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