Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2009 Economic Liberties Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 77%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 94%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 72%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 96%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 39%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 12%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 7%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 13%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 7%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 7%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 96%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 7%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 84%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 7%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 96%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 96%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 7%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 6%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 20%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 7%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 7%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 20%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 11%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 39%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 96%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 7%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 39%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 28%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 64%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 96%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 13%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 76%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 7%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 82%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 84%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 84%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 7%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 87%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 84%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 96%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 7%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 22%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 22%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 14%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 59%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 7%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 68%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 17%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 28%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 13%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 96%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 80%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 91%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 35%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 72%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 80%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 92%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 6%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 6%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 46%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 64%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 72%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 6%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 7%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 92%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 7%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 28%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 7%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 7%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 13%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 7%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 96%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 96%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 52%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 76%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 7%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 79%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 28%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 80%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 46%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 91%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 77%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 86%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 26%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 96%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 96%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 91%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 22%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 84%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 7%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 7%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 7%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 56%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 95%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 95%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 96%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 7%
John Adler 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 13%
Steve Austria 84%
Joe Baca, Sr. 7%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Brian Baird 26%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 28%
Mark Begich 22%
Bob Bennett 82%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Tim Bishop 7%
John Boccieri 13%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 7%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 70%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75%
Jim Bunning 95%
Roland Burris 30%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 22%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
Joseph Cao 48%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 13%
Mike Castle 56%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 14%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 88%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 6%
Jerry Costello 7%
Kathy Dahlkemper 20%
Artur Davis 7%
Geoff Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 21%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 7%
John Dingell 7%
Chris Dodd 34%
Byron Dorgan 6%
David Dreier 83%
Steve Driehaus 7%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 66%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 7%
Russ Feingold 6%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 58%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Bart Gordon 26%
Judd Gregg 95%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 48%
Kay Hagan 6%
John Hall 7%
Ralph Hall 88%
Debbie Halvorson 13%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 11%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Baron Hill 13%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 7%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 89%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Tim Johnson 70%
Steve Kagen 7%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 6%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Mary Jo Kilroy 7%
Jack Kingston 96%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 6%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 7%
Herb Kohl 41%
Suzanne Kosmas 33%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 52%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 17%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Chris Lee 66%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 34%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 86%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Dan Maffei 7%
Don Manzullo 92%
Betsy Markey 39%
Jim Marshall 39%
Melquiades Martinez 82%
Eric Massa 35%
Jim Matheson 35%
Carolyn McCarthy 15%
Thaddeus McCotter 76%
John McHugh 44%
Mike McIntyre 20%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McMahon 26%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 15%
Mike Michaud 7%
Gary Miller 73%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 7%
Walt Minnick 52%
Harry Mitchell 46%
Alan Mollohan 7%
Dennis Moore 7%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 7%
Scott Murphy 30%
Jack Murtha 7%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 39%
Glenn Nye III 33%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 7%
Bill Owens 44%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 96%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 7%
Tom Petri 80%
Todd Platts 56%
Earl Pomeroy 7%
Mark Pryor 28%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 7%
Denny Rehberg 84%
Silvestre Reyes 7%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 7%
Mike Rogers 79%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 26%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Allyson Schwartz 7%
José Serrano 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 7%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 7%
Heath Shuler 26%
Ike Skelton 14%
Olympia Snowe 59%
Vic Snyder 14%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 83%
Zack Space 13%
Arlen Specter 17%
John Spratt, Jr. 7%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Bart Stupak 28%
John Sullivan 95%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 22%
Ellen Tauscher 12%
Gene Taylor 46%
Harry Teague 39%
Lee Terry 83%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
John Tierney 13%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 22%
George Voinovich 72%
Zach Wamp 78%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 28%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 7%
Frank Wolf 68%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 84%

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