Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Katherine Harris 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 100%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
David Weldon 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 93%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 93%
Geoff Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 93%
Mark Green 93%
Melissa Hart 93%
Robert Hayes 93%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 93%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
John Kuhl, Jr. 93%
Jerry Lewis 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 93%
Dan Lungren 93%
Don Manzullo 93%
Anne Northup 93%
John Peterson 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 93%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 93%
Ralph Regula 93%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 93%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 93%
Donald Sherwood 93%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 93%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 93%
John Sullivan 93%
Charles Taylor 93%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 93%
Gerald Weller 93%
Bill Young 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Robert Cramer 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
David Lee Hobson 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 89%
Norm Coleman 89%
Larry Craig 89%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 89%
Rick Santorum 88%
Jean Schmidt 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
Charlie Bass 86%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 86%
Mike Castle 86%
John Doolittle 86%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Michael Ferguson 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 86%
Nancy Johnson 86%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 86%
Sue Kelly 86%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 86%
Ray LaHood 86%
Steve LaTourette 86%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 86%
John McHugh 86%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 86%
Todd Platts 86%
James Ramstad 86%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
John Schwarz 86%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Sweeney 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
Mark Foley 85%
Wayne Gilchrest 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Ron Paul 83%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 80%
Bart Gordon 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
Jim Marshall 79%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 79%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 79%
James Walsh 79%
W. Curtis Weldon 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 78%
George Voinovich 78%
James Leach 77%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 77%
Christopher Shays 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 71%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 71%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
Jim Saxton 71%
John Tanner 71%
Albert Wynn 71%
Ben Nelson 67%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 64%
Melissa Bean 64%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
Dennis Cardoza 64%
Harold Ford, Jr. 64%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 64%
Gene Taylor 64%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 57%
Ike Skelton 57%
Edward Case 54%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
Mike Ross 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 46%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 44%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
Brian Baird 43%
Marion Berry 43%
Jerry Costello 43%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 43%
Max Baucus 38%
Jane Harman 38%
Rick Boucher 36%
Ben Chandler III 36%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 36%
Artur Davis 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 36%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 36%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 36%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 36%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 36%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 36%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 33%
Shelley Berkley 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
Ken Salazar 33%
Ed Towns 33%
William Jefferson 31%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Kent Conrad 29%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 29%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 29%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
Bart Stupak 23%
Ellen Tauscher 23%
David Wu 23%
Evan Bayh 22%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 22%
James Davis 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 22%
Herb Kohl 22%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 21%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 21%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 21%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Norm Dicks 21%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 21%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 21%
Bob Filner 21%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 21%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 21%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 21%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 21%
Michael McNulty 21%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 21%
Dennis Moore 21%
Jack Murtha 21%
Steve Rothman 21%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 21%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 21%
Vic Snyder 21%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21%
Lane Evans 18%
Dave Obey 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 17%
Rob Andrews 15%
Howard Berman 15%
Julia Carson 15%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 15%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 15%
Major Owens 15%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Ted Strickland 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
Robert Wexler 15%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Thomas Allen 14%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 14%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 14%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 14%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 14%
Russ Carnahan 14%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 14%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 14%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
Bob Etheridge 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 14%
Barney Frank 14%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 14%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 14%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
Tom Lantos 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 14%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 14%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 14%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 14%
Martin Meehan 14%
Brad Miller 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 14%
John Olver 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 14%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 14%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 14%
Hilda Solis 14%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 14%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 14%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 14%
Anthony Weiner 14%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
Hillary Clinton 12%
Daniel Inouye 12%
NA President Barack Obama II D 12%
Robert Byrd 11%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 11%
Chris Dodd 11%
Joe Lieberman 11%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
Donald Payne 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
Pete Stark 8%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 7%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 7%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 7%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 7%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 7%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 7%
Jim Oberstar 7%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 7%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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