Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 8%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 8%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 8%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 17%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 27%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 17%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 27%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 8%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 8%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 17%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 18%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 27%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 17%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 27%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 83%
Lincoln Chafee 33%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 92%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 27%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 91%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 42%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 92%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
John Dingell 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 9%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 9%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Nancy Johnson 92%
Tim Johnson 73%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Jack Kingston 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 8%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 55%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 58%
Jim Matheson 75%
Robert Matsui 8%
Carolyn McCarthy 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 83%
Mike McIntyre 58%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Mike Michaud 17%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 9%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 8%
Brad Miller 17%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 33%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 83%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 8%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 9%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 0%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 9%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 9%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 91%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 42%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 36%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 83%
Ted Strickland 8%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 83%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 17%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 92%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
John Tierney 8%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 8%
Mark Udall 9%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 17%
Henry Waxman 8%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 8%
Heather Wilson 92%
Frank Wolf 92%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 92%

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