Rating Group: Vietnam Veterans of America

2001 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 69%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 77%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 46%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 66%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 77%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 69%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 77%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 55%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 77%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 55%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 66%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 66%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 66%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 77%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 66%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 77%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 77%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 77%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 77%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 77%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 66%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 55%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 77%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 77%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 77%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 66%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 55%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 77%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 77%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 66%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 66%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 77%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 77%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 66%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 92%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 84%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 77%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 77%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 77%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 77%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 77%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 77%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 66%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 77%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 55%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 61%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 84%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 77%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 77%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 77%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 66%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 55%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 66%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 66%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 77%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 77%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 77%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 77%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 69%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 76%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 77%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 84%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 77%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 55%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 77%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 66%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 66%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 66%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 66%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 77%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 61%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 77%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 84%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 76%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 77%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 77%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 77%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 77%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 77%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 66%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 77%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 77%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 84%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 77%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 77%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 66%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 84%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 76%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 77%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 77%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 77%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 66%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 77%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 66%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 77%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 77%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 77%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 77%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 77%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 77%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 77%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 84%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 77%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 77%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 77%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 66%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 66%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 66%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 77%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 77%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 77%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 77%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 66%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 66%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 66%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 55%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 77%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 77%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 77%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 77%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 69%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 76%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 77%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 84%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 77%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 66%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 66%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 66%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 66%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 77%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 77%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 77%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 77%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 77%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 76%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 77%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 77%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 66%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 66%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 77%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 77%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 77%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 77%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 77%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 66%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 77%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 77%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 77%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 77%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 77%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 66%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 76%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 66%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 77%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 88%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 77%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 84%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 77%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 77%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 66%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 77%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 44%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 66%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 66%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 66%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 84%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 77%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 61%
Gary Ackerman 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 77%
Wayne Allard 69%
George Allen 76%
Thomas Allen 55%
Rob Andrews 77%
Richard Armey 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Brian Baird 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 77%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 76%
Evan Bayh 84%
Bob Bennett 69%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Shelley Berkley 77%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 77%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 77%
David Edward Bonior 55%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
Robert Borski, Jr. 77%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
John Breaux 84%
Henry Brown, Jr. 77%
Ed Bryant 77%
Jim Bunning 61%
Conrad Burns 69%
Dan Burton 77%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 77%
Ben Campbell 76%
Chris Cannon 66%
Eric Cantor 77%
Jean Carnahan 76%
Brad Carson 77%
Julia Carson 66%
Mike Castle 66%
Eva Clayton 77%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 61%
Robert Clement 77%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Michael Collins 66%
Larry Combest 77%
Gary Condit 66%
Kent Conrad 92%
John Cooksey 77%
Jon Corzine 84%
Jerry Costello 66%
Christopher Cox 66%
William Coyne 77%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 66%
Philip Crane 77%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Randall Cunningham 77%
Thomas Daschle 92%
James Davis 77%
Jo Ann Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 66%
Bill Delahunt 66%
Thomas DeLay 77%
James DeMint 77%
Peter Deutsch 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 77%
Chris Dodd 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 69%
Calvin Dooley 77%
John Doolittle 77%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 77%
Jennifer Dunn 77%
John Edwards 84%
Chet Edwards 77%
Vern Ehlers 77%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 77%
Philip English 66%
John Ensign 53%
Bob Etheridge 77%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 77%
Russ Feingold 69%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 55%
Peter Fitzgerald 69%
Ernest Fletcher 77%
Mark Foley 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 77%
Barney Frank 66%
William Frist 76%
Jonas Frost III 77%
Elton Gallegly 77%
John Ganske 77%
George Gekas 77%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 55%
Jim Gibbons 66%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 77%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
Bart Gordon 88%
Porter Goss 77%
Daniel Graham 92%
William Phillip Gramm 53%
Mark Green 77%
James Greenwood 77%
Judd Gregg 76%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 77%
Gilbert Gutknecht 77%
Tony Hall 55%
James Hansen 55%
Jane Harman 66%
Melissa Hart 77%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 66%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 77%
Joel Hefley 77%
Jesse Helms 53%
Wally Herger, Jr. 77%
Baron Hill 77%
Van Hilleary 77%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 66%
Maurice Hinchey 44%
David Lee Hobson 77%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 77%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 77%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 55%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Kenny Hulshof 77%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 61%
Kay Hutchison 69%
Henry Hyde 77%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 55%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66%
William Jefferson 66%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
William Lewis Jenkins 77%
Christopher John 44%
Nancy Johnson 77%
Tim Johnson 77%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Ric Keller 77%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 84%
Mark Kennedy 77%
Patrick Kennedy 77%
Brian Kerns 77%
Dale Kildee 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 77%
Gerald Kleczka 66%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 77%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Jon Kyl 61%
John LaFalce 66%
Ray LaHood 77%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Tom Lantos 77%
Steve LaTourette 66%
James Leach 77%
Jerry Lewis 77%
Ron Lewis 77%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 84%
John Linder 77%
William Lipinski 66%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Ken Lucas 66%
Dick Lugar 76%
William Luther 77%
James Maloney 77%
Don Manzullo 77%
Frank Mascara 77%
Robert Matsui 77%
Karen McCarthy 55%
James McCrery III 77%
John McHugh 77%
Scott McInnis 66%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 77%
Michael McNulty 66%
Martin Meehan 66%
Carrie Meek 77%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 77%
Dan Miller 77%
Zell Bryan Miller 61%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 77%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Dennis Moore 66%
Constance Morella 77%
Frank Murkowski 76%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 77%
Ben Nelson 84%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
Robert William Ney 66%
Don Nickles 76%
Anne Northup 77%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 77%
James Nussle 66%
Jim Oberstar 55%
Dave Obey 44%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 77%
Thomas William Osborne 66%
Doug Ose 77%
Major Owens 44%
Michael Oxley 77%
Ron Paul 77%
Donald Payne 66%
John Peterson 66%
David Phelps 77%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 77%
Todd Platts 66%
Richard Pombo 77%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
Deborah Pryce 77%
Jack Quinn 66%
George Radanovich 77%
James Ramstad 77%
Ralph Regula 77%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Silvestre Reyes 55%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Bob Riley 77%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 55%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
Timothy Roemer 66%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 44%
Marge Roukema 66%
Jim Ryun 77%
Martin Olav Sabo 77%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 77%
Rick Santorum 76%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
Jim Saxton 77%
Robert Schaffer 66%
Edward Schrock 77%
John Shadegg 66%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
Christopher Shays 66%
Donald Sherwood 77%
Ronnie Shows 77%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 77%
Joseph Skeen 77%
Ike Skelton 77%
Gordon Smith 69%
Nick Smith 77%
Bob Smith 61%
Olympia Snowe 61%
Vic Snyder 66%
Hilda Solis 77%
Mark Souder 66%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 77%
Pete Stark 55%
Cliff Stearns 55%
Charles Stenholm 66%
Ted Stevens 76%
Ted Strickland 77%
Bob Stump 77%
Bart Stupak 55%
John Sununu 77%
John Sweeney 66%
Tom Tancredo 66%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 66%
William Tauzin 77%
Charles Taylor 66%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 76%
William Thomas 77%
Fred Thompson 76%
Karen Thurman 66%
Strom Thurmond 69%
Todd Tiahrt 77%
Robert Torricelli 92%
Ed Towns 66%
James Traficant, Jr. 77%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 66%
James Turner 77%
George Voinovich 61%
James Walsh 77%
Zach Wamp 77%
John Warner 69%
Wesley Watkins 77%
Diane Watson 60%
Mel Watt 77%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 77%
Anthony Weiner 66%
David Weldon 77%
W. Curtis Weldon 77%
Gerald Weller 77%
Paul Wellstone 76%
Robert Wexler 66%
Heather Wilson 77%
Lynn Woolsey 77%
David Wu 77%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 66%

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