Rating Group: Bread for the World

1996 Positions on Addressing World Hunger

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
William Baker 10%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 87%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman 17%
Max Baucus 43%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 43%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 17%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Bill Bradley 83%
John Breaux 57%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 43%
Ed Bryant 17%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 40%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 71%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 43%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
Jim Chapman 67%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 17%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 67%
William Clinger 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Wes Cooley 10%
Jerry Costello 83%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 83%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 20%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Alfonse D'Amato 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 17%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
E. Kika de la Garza 89%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 83%
Peter Deutsch 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 83%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 71%
Robert Dornan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 17%
Thomas Ewing 17%
Jim Exon 67%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 17%
Victor Fazio 83%
Russ Feingold 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 83%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 10%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 17%
Michael Patrick Forbes 17%
Harold Ford, Sr. 100%
Wendell Ford 71%
Tillie Fowler 17%
Jon David Fox 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 40%
Robert Franks 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
Dan Frisa 20%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 83%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 50%
Elton Gallegly 17%
John Ganske 17%
Sam Gejdenson 83%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 60%
Sam Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17%
William Goodling 17%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 43%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
Enid Greene 33%
James Greenwood 33%
Judd Gregg 14%
Steven Gunderson 11%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 50%
Melton Hancock 10%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 57%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 14%
Mark Hatfield 60%
James Hayes 60%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 83%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 30%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 83%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Martin Hoke 10%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 71%
Stephen Horn 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 17%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor John Kasich R 17%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 33%
Sue Kelly 17%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 83%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 71%
Dale Kildee 83%
Jay Kim 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Ronald Klink 83%
Scott Klug 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 57%
James Kolbe 17%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 17%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
Steve LaTourette 17%
Greg Laughlin 38%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 17%
James Leach 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 71%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
Jerry Lewis 17%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Jim Lightfoot 10%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 17%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 17%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
James Longley, Jr. 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 29%
William Luther 83%
Connie Mack 14%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Bill Martini 30%
Frank Mascara 67%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 14%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14%
James McCrery III 17%
Joseph McDade 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 50%
John McHugh 17%
Scott McInnis 17%
David McIntosh 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
Jack Metcalf 17%
Jan Meyers 22%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 83%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 83%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 20%
Alan Mollohan 100%
G.V. Montgomery 62%
Carlos Moorhead 10%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 67%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 86%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 83%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 12%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 17%
Mark Neumann 17%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
Sam Nunn 67%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Bill Orton 80%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
Mike Parker 17%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 83%
William Paxon 17%
Donald Payne 83%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 90%
Clay Pell 67%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
Pete Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17%
Owen Pickett 67%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
John Edward Porter 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 17%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Larry Pressler 17%
Deborah Pryce 17%
David Pryor 67%
James Quillen 12%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 83%
James Ramstad 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 83%
Ralph Regula 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 57%
Bill Richardson 50%
Frank Riggs 17%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Charles Robb 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 71%
Timothy Roemer 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
Charles Rose III 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 83%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 83%
Jim Saxton 17%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 17%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
Andrea Seastrand 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
E.G. Shuster 17%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 83%
Joseph Skeen 17%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Linda Smith 17%
Nick Smith 17%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 17%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 29%
Floyd Spence 17%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 83%
Ted Stevens 14%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 0%
Louis Stokes 83%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 83%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 83%
Randy Tate 10%
William Tauzin 17%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 90%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
Fred Thompson 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Ray Thornton 100%
Karen Thurman 83%
Strom Thurmond 14%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Peter Torkildsen 20%
Esteban Edward Torres 83%
Robert Torricelli 83%
Ed Towns 83%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
Bruce Vento 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 10%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 14%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 83%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 17%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 17%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
Pat Williams 89%
Charles Wilson 90%
Bob Wise, Jr. 83%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 57%
Albert Wynn 83%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 11%

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