Rating Group: Bread for the World

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
James Barcia 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
William Coyne 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
William Lipinski 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
John Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
James Rogan 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
Norman Sisisky 100%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Turner 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
James Walsh 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 67%
Wayne Allard 67%
Richard Armey 67%
Cass Ballenger 67%
Bob Bennett 67%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 67%
Kit Bond 67%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
John Breaux 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
Richard Bryan 67%
Conrad Burns 67%
Steve Buyer 67%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
Christopher Cox 67%
Larry Craig 67%
Barbara Cubin 67%
Randall Cunningham 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
David Dreier 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 67%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
Philip English 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 67%
Tillie Fowler 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
Elton Gallegly 67%
George Gekas 67%
Jim Gibbons 67%
William Goodling 67%
Slade Gorton 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 67%
Rodney Grams 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Kay Hutchison 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 67%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 67%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 67%
Dick Lugar 67%
Bill McCollum 67%
James McCrery III 67%
Scott McInnis 67%
David McIntosh 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 67%
Jack Metcalf 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 67%
Ronald Packard 67%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 67%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67%
Richard Pombo 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 67%
George Radanovich 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
William Roth, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 67%
Robert Schaffer 67%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 67%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 67%
E.G. Shuster 67%
Gordon Smith 67%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 67%
Arlen Specter 67%
Floyd Spence 67%
Bob Stump 67%
William Tauzin 67%
Gene Taylor 67%
Craig Thomas 67%
William Thomas 67%
Robert Torricelli 67%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
Zach Wamp 67%
John Warner 67%
David Weldon 67%
Bill Young 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 50%
Van Hilleary 50%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
Bill Archer 33%
John Ashcroft 33%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33%
Charlie Bass 33%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 33%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 33%
John Chafee 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
Michael Collins 33%
Paul Coverdell 33%
Philip Crane 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
John Doolittle 33%
William Frist 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 33%
James Greenwood 33%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Ernest Hollings 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 33%
Stephen Largent 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Connie Mack 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
Dan Miller 33%
Frank Murkowski 33%
Don Nickles 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
Marge Roukema 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 33%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
John Shadegg 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 033%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
John Sununu 33%
Fred Thompson 33%
Strom Thurmond 33%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ron Paul 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
Bob Smith 0%

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