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Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2003 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 31
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 84
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 85
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 30
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 74
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 40
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 35
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 35
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 35
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 35
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 85
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 30
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 35
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 70
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 30
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 35
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 32
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 55
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 32
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 35
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 5
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 55
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 45
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 55
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 55
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 45
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 80
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 85
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 45
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 45
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 45
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 50
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 45
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 45
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 35
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 75
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 35
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 65
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 45
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 45
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 85
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 70
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 55
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 45
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 45
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 85
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 45
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 75
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 45
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 65
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 75
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 30
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 80
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 35
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 90
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 85
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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