Rating Group: Vietnam Veterans of America

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 38%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 38%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 38%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 38%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 38%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 62%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 62%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 38%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 38%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 38%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 38%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 38%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 38%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 57%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 38%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 38%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 38%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 38%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 38%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 38%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 38%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 38%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 38%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 38%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 38%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 38%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 38%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 38%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 38%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 38%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 38%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 50%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 38%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 38%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 38%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 38%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 38%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 62%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 38%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 38%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 38%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 62%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 38%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 38%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 38%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 38%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 38%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 38%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 62%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 38%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 62%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 38%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 62%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 38%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 38%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 38%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 62%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 38%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 38%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 38%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 38%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 38%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 38%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 38%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 38%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 38%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 38%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 12%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 38%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 38%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 38%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 38%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 38%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 38%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 38%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 38%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 38%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 38%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 38%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 38%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 62%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 38%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 38%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 38%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 38%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 38%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 38%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 38%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 38%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 38%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 50%
Chris Cannon 25%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Julia Carson 50%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 12%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 25%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 38%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 38%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 38%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 38%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 25%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 25%
Bob Filner 38%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 38%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 38%
Jim Gibbons 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
Bart Gordon 38%
Mark Green 38%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 38%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 38%
Melissa Hart 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
Robert Hayes 38%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 38%
Maurice Hinchey 38%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 38%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Kenny Hulshof 38%
Duncan Hunter 38%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 38%
Nancy Johnson 38%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 38%
Ric Keller 38%
Sue Kelly 38%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 38%
Patrick Kennedy 38%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 38%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 38%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 38%
Tom Lantos 38%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 38%
Jim Marshall 38%
Robert Matsui 38%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 38%
John McHugh 25%
Michael McNulty 38%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 38%
Brad Miller 38%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 38%
Sue Myrick 38%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 38%
Anne Northup 38%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 38%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 38%
Dave Obey 62%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Thomas William Osborne 38%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 38%
John Peterson 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 38%
Todd Platts 25%
Richard Pombo 38%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 38%
Deborah Pryce 38%
George Radanovich 38%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 38%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 38%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 38%
Martin Olav Sabo 38%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 25%
John Shadegg 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 38%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 38%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 38%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 38%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 62%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 38%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 38%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 38%
John Tanner 38%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 25%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 38%
Todd Tiahrt 38%
Ed Towns 38%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 38%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 50%
Anthony Weiner 38%
David Weldon 38%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 38%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 38%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 38%

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