Rating Group: Bread for the World

1997 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 75%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 20%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 60%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 75%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 75%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 40%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 40%
Ed Bryant 25%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 25%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 75%
John Chafee 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 40%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 80%
Merrill Cook 25%
John Cooksey 25%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 33%
Julian Dixon 75%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 25%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 75%
Victor Fazio 75%
Russ Feingold 80%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 75%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Wendell Ford 60%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 75%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 40%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Tony Hall 75%
Lee Hamilton 50%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 25%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 25%
Christopher John 50%
Jay Johnson 75%
Nancy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 25%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 75%
Scott Klug 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 40%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 75%
Robert Livingston 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 75%
Thomas Manton 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 75%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 33%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 25%
Paul McHale 75%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 33%
Jack Metcalf 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 75%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Constance Morella 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 80%
Patrick Moynihan 60%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 33%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ronald Packard 25%
Michael Pappas 25%
Mike Parker 25%
Ron Paul 75%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 25%
John Peterson 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
John Edward Porter 100%
Glenn Poshard 100%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Jack Quinn 67%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Bill Redmond 0%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Frank Riggs 50%
Bob Riley 25%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 20%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Timothy Roemer 75%
James Rogan 25%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 75%
Marge Roukema 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 25%
Daniel Schaefer 25%
Robert Schaffer 25%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 100%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 0%
Linda Smith 25%
Nick Smith 75%
Robert Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Olympia Snowe 20%
Vic Snyder 50%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 80%
Floyd Spence 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 0%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 25%
James Talent 25%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 33%
Gene Taylor 25%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 50%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 75%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 75%
Robert Torricelli 80%
Ed Towns 75%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
James Turner 75%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 25%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 75%
Bob Weygand 67%
Rick White 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 75%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 25%

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