Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2010 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 89%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 74%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 96%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 96%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 97%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 26%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 7%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 5%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 94%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 9%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 6%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 11%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 16%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 6%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 5%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 6%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 2%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 6%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 4%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 90%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 89%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 20%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 14%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 90%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 4%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 13%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 12%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 16%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 89%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 84%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 85%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 81%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 8%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 79%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 7%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 84%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 6%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 8%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 79%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 84%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 9%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 8%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 7%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 93%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 5%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 89%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 89%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 99%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 99%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 83%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 68%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 19%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 7%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 7%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 87%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 89%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 97%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 97%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 78%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 85%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 3%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 85%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 89%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 89%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 6%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 7%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 6%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 4%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 7%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 72%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 16%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 4%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 84%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 15%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 9%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 88%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 89%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 6%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 6%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 41%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 24%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 87%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 4%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 89%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 88%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 6%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 97%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 4%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 4%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 88%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 80%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 12%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 91%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 84%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 4%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 85%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 6%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 4%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 84%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 12%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 81%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 6%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 4%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 6%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 4%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 4%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 4%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 3%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 91%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 79%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 85%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 96%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 4%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 88%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 7%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 7%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 68%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 69%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 5%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 97%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 2%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 99%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 99%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 87%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 91%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 93%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 8%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 99%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 89%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 89%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 94%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 89%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 91%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 6%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 85%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 8%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 92%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 89%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 91%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 86%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 6%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 91%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 99%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 88%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 92%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 19%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 6%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 89%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 2%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 16%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 6%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 89%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 74%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 7%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 76%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 97%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 98%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 91%
Gary Ackerman 2%
John Adler 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 89%
Jason Altmire 33%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 31%
Steve Austria 87%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 87%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Brian Baird 19%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Max Baucus 9%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 17%
Mark Begich 13%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 41%
Judy Biggert 77%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Tim Bishop 6%
John Boccieri 12%
Kit Bond 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 7%
Rick Boucher 35%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Bruce Braley 4%
Bobby Bright 70%
Paul Broun 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 86%
Scott Brown 84%
Ginny Brown-Waite 82%
Jim Bunning 97%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 87%
Dave Camp 88%
John Campbell III 93%
Eric Cantor 90%
Joseph Cao 53%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 6%
Christopher Carney 14%
Mike Castle 59%
Saxby Chambliss 97%
Ben Chandler III 32%
Travis Childers 48%
Howard Coble 88%
Thomas Coburn 96%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jerry Costello 10%
Mark Critz 15%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 34%
Geoff Davis 87%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Bill Delahunt 6%
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 6%
John Dingell 4%
Charles Djou 69%
Chris Dodd 7%
Byron Dorgan 4%
David Dreier 89%
Steve Driehaus 12%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Brad Ellsworth 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Russ Feingold 25%
Bob Filner 9%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 87%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Gabrielle Giffords 24%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Bart Gordon 8%
Judd Gregg 94%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 87%
Kay Hagan 14%
John Hall 7%
Ralph Hall 87%
Debbie Halvorson 11%
Phil Hare 8%
Tom Harkin 5%
Jane Harman 7%
Doc Hastings 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 52%
Baron Hill 14%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 16%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 35%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 98%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
Mike Johanns 95%
Timothy Johnson 7%
Tim Johnson 78%
Steve Kagen 9%
Paul Kanjorski 3%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 4%
Jack Kingston 89%
Larry Kissell 26%
Ron Klein 9%
Herb Kohl 10%
Suzanne Kosmas 13%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 41%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 97%
Mary Landrieu 11%
Tom Latham 84%
Steve LaTourette 71%
Frank Lautenberg 3%
Chris Lee 79%
George LeMieux 93%
Carl Levin 2%
Jerry Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 19%
Blanche Lincoln 39%
John Linder 92%
Dick Lugar 91%
Dan Lungren 84%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Dan Maffei 13%
Don Manzullo 84%
Betsy Markey 18%
Jim Marshall 48%
Jim Matheson 39%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 78%
Mike McIntyre 49%
Buck McKeon 85%
Michael McMahon 37%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 7%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Mike Michaud 12%
Gary Miller 89%
George Miller 6%
Brad Miller 3%
Walt Minnick 62%
Harry Mitchell 34%
Alan Mollohan 7%
Dennis Moore 6%
Jim Moran, Jr. 8%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Scott Murphy 17%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 52%
Glenn Nye III 51%
Jim Oberstar 7%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Bill Owens 17%
Ed Pastor 10%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 7%
Tom Perriello 17%
Tom Petri 86%
Todd Platts 73%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 22%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 9%
Denny Rehberg 85%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 7%
Jay Rockefeller IV 9%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Rogers 85%
Mike Ross 39%
Steve Rothman 4%
John Salazar 15%
Mark Schauer 9%
Jean Schmidt 88%
Aaron Schock 84%
Allyson Schwartz 6%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 90%
Carol Shea-Porter 6%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 35%
Olympia Snowe 74%
Vic Snyder 10%
Zack Space 34%
Arlen Specter 7%
John Spratt, Jr. 6%
Pete Stark 9%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Bart Stupak 7%
John Sullivan 89%
Betty Sutton 6%
John Tanner 34%
Gene Taylor 58%
Harry Teague 33%
Lee Terry 85%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Tierney 6%
Ed Towns 5%
Mark Udall 15%
George Voinovich 74%
Zach Wamp 82%
Diane Watson 3%
Mel Watt 11%
Henry Waxman 9%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
Anthony Weiner 6%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 7%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 10%
Bill Young 80%

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