Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2002 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 79
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 82
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 85
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 90
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 73
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 90
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 26
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 47
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 39
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 29
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 29
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 29
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 34
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 39
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 31
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 34
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 84
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 34
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 34
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 90
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 34
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 23
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 31
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 36
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 85
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 34
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 34
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 39
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 29
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 41
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 39
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 85
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 79
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 6
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 84
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 29
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 85
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 78
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 79
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 78
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 49
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 79
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 39
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 24
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 85
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 74
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 85
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 22
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 79
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 29
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 31
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 29
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 29
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 79
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 39
IN Governor Mike Pence R 83
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 85
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 64
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 41
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 34
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 34
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 29
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 39
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 28
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 34
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 34
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 34
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 77
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 31
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 35
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 79
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 85
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 29
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 41
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 33
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 34
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 24
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 84
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 85
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 84
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 44
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 32
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 85
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 28
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 74
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 69
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 34
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 79
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 79
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 31
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 64
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 5
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 74
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 39
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 32
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 31
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 73
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 36
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 34
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 34
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 31
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 40
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 36
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 29
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 31
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 29
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 29
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 29
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 34
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 39
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 78
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 5
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 71
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 31
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 79
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 29
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 90
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 41
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 29
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 85
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 34
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 90
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 34
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 18
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 39
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 51
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 31
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 39
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 79
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 69
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 84
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 74
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 34
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 83
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 34
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 80
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 49
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 34
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 90
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 85
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 34
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 22
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 36
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 31
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 31
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 49
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 85
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 36
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 47
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 39
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 31
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 85
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 39
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 69
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 31
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 64
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 49
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 85
Gary Ackerman 25
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 24
Todd Akin 90
Wayne Allard 83
George Allen 80
Thomas Allen 34
Rob Andrews 19
Joe Baca, Sr. 49
Brian Baird 44
Richard Hugh Baker 77
Cass Ballenger 79
Roscoe Bartlett 80
Charlie Bass 85
Max Baucus 41
Evan Bayh 37
Bob Bennett 79
Douglas Bereuter 64
Shelley Berkley 25
Howard Berman 31
Marion Berry 44
Judy Biggert 79
Michael Bilirakis 83
Jeff Bingaman 36
Sherwood Boehlert 59
Kit Bond 71
Henry Bonilla 79
Leonard Boswell 44
Rick Boucher 34
Allen Boyd, Jr. 49
John Breaux 36
Henry Brown, Jr. 79
Jim Bunning 90
Conrad Burns 83
Dan Burton 93
Steve Buyer 73
Robert Byrd 31
Ben Campbell 75
Chris Cannon 88
Brad Carson 49
Julia Carson 31
Mike Castle 79
Hillary Clinton 31
Michael Collins 89
Kent Conrad 39
Jon Corzine 22
Jerry Costello 44
Christopher Cox 82
Larry Craig 88
Robert Cramer 54
Philip Crane 89
Barbara Cubin 85
Randall Cunningham 78
Thomas Daschle 29
James Davis 25
Jo Ann Davis 79
Thomas Davis III 71
Bill Delahunt 33
Thomas DeLay 89
James DeMint 85
Peter Deutsch 26
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 69
Norm Dicks 39
Chris Dodd 39
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88
Calvin Dooley 49
John Doolittle 89
Byron Dorgan 44
David Dreier 79
Jennifer Dunn 79
John Edwards 35
Chet Edwards 57
Vern Ehlers 69
Jo Ann Emerson 88
Philip English 69
John Ensign 89
Bob Etheridge 34
Lane Evans 36
Terry Everett 83
Russ Feingold 31
Michael Ferguson 68
Bob Filner 5
Peter Fitzgerald 77
Mark Foley 85
Harold Ford, Jr. 49
Vito Fossella, Jr. 78
Barney Frank 47
William Frist 85
Jonas Frost III 34
Elton Gallegly 85
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20
Jim Gibbons 90
Wayne Gilchrest 74
Paul Gillmor 77
Charlie Gonzalez 34
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85
Bart Gordon 39
Porter Goss 79
Daniel Graham 39
Mark Green 79
James Greenwood 69
Judd Gregg 78
Gilbert Gutknecht 79
Jane Harman 39
Melissa Hart 78
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Robert Hayes 74
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90
Joel Hefley 90
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
Baron Hill 54
Maurice Hinchey 39
David Lee Hobson 85
Pete Hoekstra 90
Thomas Holden 44
Ernest Hollings 5
Darlene Hooley 39
John Nathan Hostettler 80
Amory Houghton, Jr. 64
Kenny Hulshof 79
Duncan Hunter 64
Kay Hutchison 82
Henry Hyde 79
Daniel Inouye 24
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 34
William Jefferson 34
James Merrill Jeffords 19
William Lewis Jenkins 84
Christopher John 46
Nancy Johnson 64
Tim Johnson 74
Paul Kanjorski 47
Ric Keller 83
Sue Kelly 64
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 18
Mark Kennedy 74
Patrick Kennedy 25
Dale Kildee 44
Carolyn Kilpatrick 39
Gerald Kleczka 34
Joseph Knollenberg 79
Herb Kohl 31
James Kolbe 90
Dennis Kucinich 29
Jon Kyl 90
Ray LaHood 71
Nicholas Lampson 44
Tom Lantos 36
Steve LaTourette 74
James Leach 59
Jerry Lewis 74
Ron Lewis 79
Joe Lieberman 19
Blanche Lincoln 46
John Linder 90
William Lipinski 38
Trent Lott, Sr. 90
Dick Lugar 85
Don Manzullo 89
Robert Matsui 36
Karen McCarthy 34
James McCrery III 84
John McHugh 74
Scott McInnis 83
Michael McNulty 39
Martin Meehan 34
Juanita Millender-McDonald 23
Zell Bryan Miller 48
Alan Mollohan 49
Dennis Moore 34
Jack Murtha 52
Sue Myrick 79
Ben Nelson 56
George Nethercutt, Jr. 82
Robert William Ney 85
Don Nickles 89
Anne Northup 83
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82
James Nussle 90
Jim Oberstar 29
Dave Obey 34
John Olver 44
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47
Thomas William Osborne 90
Doug Ose 79
Major Owens 47
Michael Oxley 84
Ron Paul 90
Donald Payne 29
John Peterson 84
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85
Todd Platts 54
Richard Pombo 84
Earl Pomeroy 49
Deborah Pryce 89
Jack Quinn 64
George Radanovich 84
James Ramstad 79
Ralph Regula 73
Denny Rehberg 90
Silvestre Reyes 46
Thomas Reynolds 85
Ciro Rodriguez 39
Mike Ross 44
Steve Rothman 29
Jim Ryun 89
Martin Olav Sabo 29
Max Sandlin, Jr. 49
Rick Santorum 95
Paul Sarbanes 22
Jim Saxton 69
Edward Schrock 85
John Shadegg 90
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 74
Christopher Shays 85
Donald Sherwood 79
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62
Ike Skelton 44
Gordon Smith 69
Nick Smith 79
Olympia Snowe 83
Vic Snyder 41
Hilda Solis 5
Mark Souder 85
Arlen Specter 75
John Spratt, Jr. 34
Pete Stark 34
Cliff Stearns 83
Charles Stenholm 49
Ted Stevens 88
Ted Strickland 49
Bart Stupak 49
John Sullivan 89
John Sununu 79
John Sweeney 69
Tom Tancredo 84
John Tanner 49
Ellen Tauscher 29
William Tauzin 85
Charles Taylor 79
Gene Taylor 59
Craig Thomas 88
William Thomas 74
Todd Tiahrt 85
Ed Towns 36
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 27
James Turner 54
George Voinovich 75
James Walsh 68
Zach Wamp 74
John Warner 77
Diane Watson 23
Mel Watt 34
Anthony Weiner 29
David Weldon 79
W. Curtis Weldon 62
Gerald Weller 79
Robert Wexler 16
Heather Wilson 85
Lynn Woolsey 29
David Wu 49
Albert Wynn 39
Bill Young 78

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