Rating Group: Transportation Communications Union

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 10%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 10%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 90%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 60%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
Peter Blute 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 20%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Bill Bradley 88%
John Breaux 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 60%
Jim Bunn 50%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 70%
Herbert Callahan 22%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 10%
Ben Campbell 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Dick Chrysler 11%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 10%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 40%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 90%
Thomas Daschle 70%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 89%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
Robert Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 70%
Robert Dornan 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Bill Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 30%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Jim Exon 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 30%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 10%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 60%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 38%
Wendell Ford 70%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 40%
Barney Frank 90%
Gary Franks 30%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
Dan Frisa 40%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 90%
David Funderburk 0%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Pete Geren 30%
Sam Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Benjamin Gilman 90%
John Glenn 70%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
Enid Greene 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
Steven Gunderson 40%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 10%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 80%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
Jane Harman 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30%
Mark Hatfield 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 90%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 30%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Ernest Hollings 70%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 70%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 30%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
Harry Johnston 90%
J. Bennett Johnston 90%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 10%
Sue Kelly 70%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Joseph Kennedy II 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 90%
Bob Kerrey 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Scott Klug 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 10%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 90%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Greg Laughlin 20%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 90%
James Leach 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 70%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
Jerry Lewis 44%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Jim Lightfoot 20%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 30%
William Lipinski 90%
Robert Livingston 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
James Longley, Jr. 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 33%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
Thomas Manton 90%
Don Manzullo 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Bill Martini 70%
Frank Mascara 90%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 10%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
James McCrery III 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
John McHugh 70%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 40%
Jan Meyers 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
David Minge 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 89%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 20%
Alan Mollohan 90%
G.V. Montgomery 10%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
Constance Morella 40%
Carol Moseley Braun 80%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 44%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 67%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 20%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Mark Neumann 30%
Robert William Ney 80%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
Sam Nunn 40%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Bill Orton 90%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
Mike Parker 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 60%
Clay Pell 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
Pete Peterson 90%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 30%
Owen Pickett 60%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
John Edward Porter 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Glenn Poshard 80%
Larry Pressler 20%
David Pryor 70%
Jack Quinn 90%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70%
Bill Richardson 90%
Frank Riggs 30%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
Timothy Roemer 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 30%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
Charles Rose III 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
Toby Roth 10%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Marge Roukema 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 20%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 22%
Steven Schiff 50%
Pat Schroeder 89%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
Paul Simon 90%
Alan Simpson 20%
Norman Sisisky 70%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
Linda Smith 30%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 20%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 43%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 40%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 30%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 20%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 80%
James Talent 0%
Randy Tate 40%
William Tauzin 30%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
Frank Tejeda 80%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 30%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Ray Thornton 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Peter Torkildsen 60%
Esteban Edward Torres 90%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 20%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 10%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 56%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 11%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 40%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Rick White 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 90%
Bob Wise, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 20%

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