Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 70
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 82
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 91
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 89
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 90
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 60
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 80
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 55
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 60
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 60
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 60
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 33
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 60
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 70
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 56
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 89
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 60
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 67
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 60
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 70
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 67
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 89
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 56
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 60
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 90
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 60
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 60
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 60
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 60
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 70
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 64
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 90
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 43
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 89
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 60
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 90
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 63
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 90
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 89
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 90
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 56
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 70
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 60
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 67
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 80
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 78
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 60
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 60
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 90
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 55
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 60
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 43
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 89
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 60
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 60
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 75
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 60
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 75
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 80
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 56
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 90
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 90
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 60
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 56
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 67
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 56
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 56
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 55
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 55
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 60
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 60
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 67
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 55
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 56
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 80
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 55
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 60
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 67
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 44
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 64
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 60
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 67
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 89
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 60
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 73
NA President Barack Obama II D 50
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 56
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 56
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 60
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 80
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 90
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 55
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 56
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 60
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 56
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 56
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 89
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 55
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 90
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 55
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 67
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 80
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 60
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 67
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 67
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 60
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 60
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 55
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 89
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 90
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 80
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 89
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 89
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 60
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 89
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 89
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 64
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 89
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 60
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 55
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 56
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 56
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 60
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 80
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 90
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 80
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 55
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 45
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 60
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 91
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 89
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 60
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 67
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 89
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 80
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 60
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 80
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 90
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 90
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 56
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 90
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 88
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 70
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 56
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 60
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 80
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 60
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 80
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 55
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 55
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 60
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 55
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 64
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 90
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 60
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 80
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 44
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 71
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 60
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 60
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 91
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 83
Neil Abercrombie 60
Gary Ackerman 60
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55
Todd Akin 90
Rodney Alexander 89
Wayne Allard 82
Thomas Allen 50
Jason Altmire 60
Rob Andrews 57
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 60
Michele Bachmann 90
Spencer Bachus 90
Brian Baird 50
J. Gresham Barrett 80
John Barrow 67
Roscoe Bartlett 90
Max Baucus 73
Evan Bayh 73
Melissa Bean 60
Bob Bennett 100
Shelley Berkley 60
Howard Berman 60
Marion Berry 50
Judy Biggert 90
Brian Bilbray 90
Jeff Bingaman 55
Tim Bishop 60
Kit Bond 100
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90
Mary Bono Mack 90
Dan Boren 90
Leonard Boswell 60
Rick Boucher 67
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70
Nancy Boyda 70
Bruce Braley 56
Paul Broun 75
Henry Brown, Jr. 90
Ginny Brown-Waite 89
Jim Bunning 100
Dan Burton 90
Steve Buyer 89
Robert Byrd 64
Dave Camp 90
John Campbell III 67
Chris Cannon 80
Eric Cantor 90
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 60
Christopher Carney 60
Mike Castle 90
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50
Saxby Chambliss 100
Ben Chandler III 56
Travis Childers 50
Hillary Clinton 50
Howard Coble 80
Thomas Coburn 91
Norm Coleman 100
Kent Conrad 45
Jerry Costello 56
Larry Craig 91
Robert Cramer 78
Barbara Cubin 60
Artur Davis 60
David Davis 90
Geoff Davis 90
Lincoln Davis 67
Thomas Davis III 80
Bill Delahunt 50
James DeMint 91
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90
Norm Dicks 60
John Dingell 60
Chris Dodd 50
Elizabeth Dole 100
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100
John Doolittle 88
Byron Dorgan 45
Thelma Drake 90
David Dreier 90
Chet Edwards 60
Vern Ehlers 90
Brad Ellsworth 60
Jo Ann Emerson 90
Philip English 78
John Ensign 90
Bob Etheridge 60
Terry Everett 90
Tom Feeney 100
Russ Feingold 36
Michael Ferguson 70
Bob Filner 63
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80
Barney Frank 60
Elton Gallegly 89
Jim Gerlach 80
Gabrielle Giffords 60
Wayne Gilchrest 100
Phil Gingrey 80
Charlie Gonzalez 60
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80
Bart Gordon 60
Judd Gregg 91
Charles Hagel 90
John Hall 60
Ralph Hall 90
Phil Hare 60
Tom Harkin 50
Jane Harman 60
Doc Hastings 89
Robert Hayes 70
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Baron Hill 70
Maurice Hinchey 60
David Lee Hobson 90
Paul Hodes 60
Pete Hoekstra 89
Thomas Holden 56
Rush Holt, Jr. 60
Darlene Hooley 60
Kenny Hulshof 86
Duncan Hunter 78
Kay Hutchison 100
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89
Daniel Inouye 60
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60
William Jefferson 57
Tim Johnson 63
Timothy Johnson 100
Steve Kagen 56
Paul Kanjorski 60
Ric Keller 80
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 55
Patrick Kennedy 60
Dale Kildee 60
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60
Jack Kingston 80
Ron Klein 60
Joseph Knollenberg 90
Herb Kohl 55
Dennis Kucinich 56
John Kuhl, Jr. 90
Jon Kyl 91
Ray LaHood 89
Nicholas Lampson 75
Mary Landrieu 73
Tom Latham 90
Steve LaTourette 67
Frank Lautenberg 55
Carl Levin 55
Jerry Lewis 90
Ron Lewis 89
Joe Lieberman 73
Blanche Lincoln 73
John Linder 80
Dick Lugar 100
Dan Lungren 90
Connie Mack IV 100
Tim Mahoney 70
Don Manzullo 80
Jim Marshall 50
Melquiades Martinez 100
Jim Matheson 70
Carolyn McCarthy 60
Thaddeus McCotter 80
James McCrery III 88
John McHugh 67
Mike McIntyre 60
Buck McKeon 89
Michael McNulty 60
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Mike Michaud 60
Gary Miller 89
George Miller 60
Brad Miller 60
Harry Mitchell 60
Alan Mollohan 60
Dennis Moore 60
Jim Moran, Jr. 56
Patrick Murphy 60
Jack Murtha 56
Marilyn Musgrave 89
Sue Myrick 89
Ben Nelson 80
Jim Oberstar 60
Dave Obey 60
John Olver 60
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56
Ed Pastor 60
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 56
John Peterson 100
Tom Petri 90
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75
Todd Platts 80
Earl Pomeroy 60
Jon Porter, Sr. 80
Deborah Pryce 88
Mark Pryor 64
George Radanovich 100
Nick Rahall II 60
James Ramstad 80
Ralph Regula 89
Denny Rehberg 90
Richard Renzi 78
Silvestre Reyes 56
Thomas Reynolds 90
Laura Richardson 60
Jay Rockefeller IV 55
Ciro Rodriguez 60
Mike Rogers 90
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 60
John Salazar 60
Ken Salazar 64
William Sali 90
Jim Saxton 67
Jean Schmidt 90
Allyson Schwartz 56
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60
John Shadegg 70
Christopher Shays 56
Carol Shea-Porter 60
Heath Shuler 78
Ike Skelton 60
Gordon Smith 100
Olympia Snowe 100
Vic Snyder 60
Mark Souder 89
Zack Space 60
Arlen Specter 91
John Spratt, Jr. 60
Pete Stark 60
Cliff Stearns 80
Ted Stevens 100
Bart Stupak 60
John Sullivan 88
John Sununu 100
Betty Sutton 56
Tom Tancredo 63
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 60
Gene Taylor 60
Lee Terry 90
Todd Tiahrt 89
John Tierney 60
Ed Towns 60
Mark Udall 50
George Voinovich 90
James Walsh 80
Zach Wamp 90
John Warner 100
Diane Watson 60
Mel Watt 60
Henry Waxman 56
Jim Webb, Jr. 64
Anthony Weiner 56
David Weldon 88
Gerald Weller 71
Robert Wexler 50
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 63
Heather Wilson 100
Frank Wolf 100
Lynn Woolsey 60
David Wu 60
Bill Young 89

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