Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2008 Fiscally Conservative Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R C
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R C
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R B
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R B+
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R C-
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R B
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R C+
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D F
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R C
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R A
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D F
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D F
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R A
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D F
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D F
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D F
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D F
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D F
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D F
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D F
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D F
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D F
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D F
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D F
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D F
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D F
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R A
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R B+
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D F
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R B
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D F
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D F
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R B
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D F
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D F
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D F
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D F
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R A
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D F
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R B
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D F
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R A
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D F
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R A
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R A
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R B
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D F
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D F
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D F
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R A
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D F
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A F
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D F
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D F
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D F
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D F
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D F
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D F
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R A
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R B-
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D F
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R B+
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R B-
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D F
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R C-
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D F
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D F
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R C-
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R D
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R C+
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R C+
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R C
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R B+
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D F
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R A
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D F
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D F
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R A
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R A
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R B+
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D D
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D F
GA Governor Nathan Deal R A
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D F
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D F
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R B-
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D F
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D F
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D F
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R B-
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R B+
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R B+
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R C
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D F
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R C-
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D F
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D F
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R B+
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D F
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D F
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D F
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R B
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D F
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D F
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D F
IN Governor Mike Pence R A
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R B
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R B
KS Governor Sam Brownback R B
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R B-
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R B-
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D F
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R B-
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D D
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R A
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R B+
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R C+
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D F
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D F
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D F
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D F
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D F
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D F
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D F
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D F
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D F
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D F
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D F
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D F
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D F
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D F
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R D
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D F
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D F
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D F
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R C+
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R C-
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R B-
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D F
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R C-
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D F
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D F
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL F
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL F
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R B-
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL F
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL F
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R A
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL F
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D F
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R B
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D F
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D F
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R B-
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R B-
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R B
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D F
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D D
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D F
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R B
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D F
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R C
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D F
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R A
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R B
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D D
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R A
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R C+
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R B
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R B+
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D F
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D F
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R C-
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R C-
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R A
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D F
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D F
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D F
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R C+
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D F
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D F
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D F
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R B
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D F
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D F
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D F
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R C-
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D F
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D F
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D F
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D F
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D F
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D F
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D F
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D F
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D F
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D F
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D F
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D F
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D F
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D F
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D F
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R A
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R B
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R B+
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D F
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R C-
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R B-
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D F
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R A
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R A
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R B
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R C+
OK Governor Mary Fallin R B-
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D D
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R C
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D F
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D F
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D F
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D F
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D F
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R C-
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R B-
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D F
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D F
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R C-
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R A
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R C-
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D F
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D F
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D F
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R C
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R B
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D F
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D D
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R B
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R C
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R B-
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R A
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D D
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R A
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D F
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R B-
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R B
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R B+
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R A
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R B
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R A
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R B
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R A
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R B
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D F
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R B
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R B
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R B
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R B
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D F
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D F
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R B+
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R B-
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R A
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R A
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D F
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D F
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D F
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R B+
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R B
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D F
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R B-
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R B+
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D C-
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R B
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D F
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R B
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R B
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D F
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R C
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D F
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I D
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D F
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D F
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D D
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D F
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R B
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R B
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D F
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R C
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D F
WA Governor Jay Inslee D F
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D F
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R B
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D F
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D F
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R A
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R B
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D F
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R C-
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D F
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R A
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R A
Gary Ackerman F
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander B-
Jason Altmire F
Rob Andrews F
Michael Arcuri F
Joe Baca, Sr. F
Brian Baird F
J. Gresham Barrett A
Roscoe Bartlett B
Max Baucus F
Evan Bayh F
Melissa Bean F
Bob Bennett C+
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F
Marion Berry F
Judy Biggert B-
Brian Bilbray B
Jeff Bingaman F
Kit Bond C
Jo Bonner, Jr. B-
Mary Bono Mack C-
Dan Boren F
Leonard Boswell F
Rick Boucher F
Allen Boyd, Jr. F
Henry Brown, Jr. C+
Ginny Brown-Waite B-
Jim Bunning A
Dan Burton A
Steve Buyer B-
Robert Byrd F
Eric Cantor B
Dennis Cardoza F
Russ Carnahan F
Christopher Carney F
Mike Castle D
Ben Chandler III F
Travis Childers D
Kent Conrad F
Jerry Costello F
Artur Davis F
Geoff Davis B
Lincoln Davis F
Bill Delahunt F
James DeMint A
Lincoln Diaz-Balart C-
Norm Dicks F
Chris Dodd F
Byron Dorgan D
David Dreier B-
Chet Edwards F
Vern Ehlers C
Brad Ellsworth F
Jo Ann Emerson C-
John Ensign B+
Bob Etheridge F
Russ Feingold D
Bob Filner F
Barney Frank F
Elton Gallegly B
Gabrielle Giffords F
Charlie Gonzalez F
Bart Gordon F
Judd Gregg B
John Hall F
Phil Hare F
Jane Harman F
Wally Herger, Jr. B
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin F
Baron Hill F
Maurice Hinchey F
Paul Hodes F
Pete Hoekstra B
Thomas Holden F
Kay Hutchison C+
Bob Inglis, Sr. B
Daniel Inouye F
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F
Tim Johnson C
Steve Kagen F
Paul Kanjorski F
Patrick Kennedy F
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F
Ron Klein F
Herb Kohl F
Dennis Kucinich F
Jon Kyl A
Steve LaTourette C-
Frank Lautenberg F
Jerry Lewis B-
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln F
John Linder A
Dick Lugar C
Dan Lungren B
Connie Mack IV A
Don Manzullo B
Jim Marshall F
Melquiades Martinez C-
Thaddeus McCotter C+
John McHugh D
Kendrick Meek, Sr. F
Charlie Melancon, Sr. F
Brad Miller F
Harry Mitchell D
Alan Mollohan F
Dennis Moore F
Patrick Murphy F
Jack Murtha F
Sue Myrick B
Ben Nelson F
Jim Oberstar F
Dave Obey F
John Olver F
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. F
Ron Paul A
Donald Payne F
Todd Platts C
Earl Pomeroy F
George Radanovich B-
Denny Rehberg B-
Silvestre Reyes F
Laura Richardson F
Ciro Rodriguez F
Mike Ross F
Steve Rothman F
Jean Schmidt B-
Joe Sestak, Jr. F
John Shadegg A
Heath Shuler D
Ike Skelton F
Olympia Snowe F
Vic Snyder F
Mark Souder C
Zack Space F
Arlen Specter D
John Spratt, Jr. F
Pete Stark D
Cliff Stearns A
Bart Stupak F
John Sullivan B
Betty Sutton F
John Tanner F
Ellen Tauscher F
Gene Taylor F
Todd Tiahrt B
Ed Towns F
George Voinovich C-
Zach Wamp B
Diane Watson F
Mel Watt F
Jim Webb, Jr. F
Anthony Weiner F
Robert Wexler F
Charlie Wilson, Jr. F
Lynn Woolsey F
David Wu F
Bill Young B

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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