Rating Group: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R -2
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R -1
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R -3
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R -2
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R -1
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R -1
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R -2
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R +1
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D +5
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R -3
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D +2
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D -1
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D +1
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D +3
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D +1
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D +5
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D +3
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D +2
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D +3
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D +4
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R -1
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D +5
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D -1
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D +1
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D +2
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R -1
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R -2
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D +3
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D -1
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R -1
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R +1
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D +3
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis +1
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R -3
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D +2
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D +4
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D +1
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D +1
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D +5
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D -2
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R -1
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R -2
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R -2
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D -1
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R -2
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R -2
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R -1
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R -3
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R -2
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D +2
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D +1
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R -3
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D -1
GA Governor Nathan Deal R +1
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D +2
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D +3
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R -2
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R -2
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R -3
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R -1
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R -2
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D +1
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D +3
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R -1
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D +2
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D +1
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D +1
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R -1
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D -1
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D +2
IN Governor Mike Pence R -3
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R -3
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0
KS Governor Sam Brownback R -3
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R -2
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R +2
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D +2
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R +1
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R -3
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R +2
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D +3
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D +3
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D +5
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D +1
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D +5
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D +3
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D -2
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D -3
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D -1
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D -1
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D -1
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D +2
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R -2
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D -1
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R +1
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R -1
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R -2
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D +5
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL -1
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL +1
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R -2
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL +5
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL +5
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL +2
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 1
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R -1
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D +3
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D -1
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R -1
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R -1
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R -2
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D -1
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D -1
NA President Barack Obama II D 0
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D -2
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D +2
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D +2
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R +3
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D +4
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R -2
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R -2
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R -2
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D -2
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R -2
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R -1
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R -2
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D -1
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D -1
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D +1
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R -2
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D +2
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R +1
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D -2
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 0
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D -2
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D -1
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R -2
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D +2
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D +1
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D +1
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D +2
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D -2
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other +1
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D -2
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D -1
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D +1
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D -1
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R -2
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R -2
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R +1
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D +4
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R -1
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R -2
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R -2
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R -1
OK Governor Mary Fallin R -2
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D -2
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R -1
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D +4
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D +5
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D +1
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D +4
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R -2
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R +1
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R -1
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R -1
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D -1
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D +1
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R -2
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R -2
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D +1
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R -3
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R -3
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R +3
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D -1
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R -3
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 3
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R -3
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R -3
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R -3
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R -1
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R -3
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R +1
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R -2
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D -1
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R -2
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R -2
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R +1
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D +2
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D +3
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R -1
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R -2
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D -1
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D +2
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R -1
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R -2
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D +5
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R -1
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R -2
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I +1
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D +4
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D -1
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D -2
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D -1
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R -1
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D +5
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R -1
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D +2
WA Governor Jay Inslee D +1
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D +5
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R -2
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D +4
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R -1
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R -1
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R -1
Neil Abercrombie +5
Gary Ackerman -1
Daniel Akaka, Sr. +1
Todd Akin -1
Rodney Alexander -2
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. -1
Michele Bachmann -3
Spencer Bachus +1
Brian Baird +2
J. Gresham Barrett -2
John Barrow -1
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Max Baucus -1
Evan Bayh -2
Melissa Bean -1
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley -3
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry -1
Judy Biggert +1
Brian Bilbray -1
Jeff Bingaman +1
Tim Bishop +1
Kit Bond -1
Jo Bonner, Jr. -2
Mary Bono Mack +1
Dan Boren -2
Leonard Boswell +3
Rick Boucher +3
Allen Boyd, Jr. -2
Bruce Braley +2
Paul Broun -1
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite -2
Jim Bunning -1
Dan Burton -3
Steve Buyer +1
Robert Byrd +2
Dave Camp -2
John Campbell III -2
Eric Cantor -3
Dennis Cardoza -1
Russ Carnahan -1
Christopher Carney 0
Mike Castle +2
Saxby Chambliss -3
Ben Chandler III +1
Travis Childers 0
Donna Christensen +3
Hillary Clinton 0
Howard Coble 0
Thomas Coburn -2
Norm Coleman -2
Kent Conrad -3
Jerry Costello 0
Larry Craig 0
Artur Davis -1
David Davis -2
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 0
Bill Delahunt +4
James DeMint -3
Lincoln Diaz-Balart -1
Norm Dicks -1
John Dingell +1
Chris Dodd 0
Byron Dorgan -2
David Dreier +1
Chet Edwards 0
Vern Ehlers +1
Brad Ellsworth 0
Jo Ann Emerson -1
John Ensign -2
Bob Etheridge +1
Eni Faleomavaega +2
Russ Feingold -1
Bob Filner +2
Barney Frank +2
Elton Gallegly -1
Jim Gerlach -2
Gabrielle Giffords -1
Phil Gingrey -2
Charlie Gonzalez +2
Virgil Goode, Jr. -1
Bart Gordon -1
Judd Gregg +1
Charles Hagel +1
John Hall 0
Ralph Hall 0
Phil Hare 0
Tom Harkin 0
Jane Harman +1
Doc Hastings -1
Wally Herger, Jr. -1
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin -1
Baron Hill +1
Maurice Hinchey +5
Paul Hodes 0
Pete Hoekstra -1
Thomas Holden -1
Rush Holt, Jr. +4
Kay Hutchison -1
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0
Daniel Inouye -2
Jesse Jackson, Jr. -1
Tim Johnson -1
Timothy Johnson -1
Steve Kagen -2
Paul Kanjorski +1
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee +1
Carolyn Kilpatrick +2
Jack Kingston +1
Ron Klein -1
Herb Kohl -1
Dennis Kucinich +5
Jon Kyl -2
Ray LaHood +2
Mary Landrieu -2
Tom Latham -1
Steve LaTourette -1
Frank Lautenberg -2
Carl Levin -1
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman -4
Blanche Lincoln -1
John Linder -3
Dick Lugar +1
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV -1
Don Manzullo -1
Jim Marshall -2
Melquiades Martinez -3
Jim Matheson 0
Carolyn McCarthy -2
Thaddeus McCotter -2
John McHugh -2
Mike McIntyre 0
Buck McKeon 0
Kendrick Meek, Sr. -1
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0
Gary Miller -2
George Miller +3
Brad Miller +1
Harry Mitchell -2
Alan Mollohan +1
Dennis Moore 0
Jim Moran, Jr. +3
Patrick Murphy 0
Jack Murtha +3
Sue Myrick -1
Ben Nelson -2
Jim Oberstar +5
Dave Obey +1
John Olver +5
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. +1
Ed Pastor 0
Ron Paul +3
Donald Payne +4
Tom Petri +1
Todd Platts -2
Earl Pomeroy 0
Mark Pryor -1
George Radanovich -2
Nick Rahall II +3
Denny Rehberg -1
Silvestre Reyes +1
Laura Richardson +1
Jay Rockefeller IV -2
Ciro Rodriguez 0
Mike Rogers -2
Mike Ross 0
Steve Rothman +1
John Salazar 0
Ken Salazar -1
William Sali -2
Jean Schmidt -1
Allyson Schwartz -1
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0
John Shadegg -2
Carol Shea-Porter +2
Heath Shuler 0
Ike Skelton +1
Olympia Snowe -2
Vic Snyder +2
Mark Souder -3
Zack Space -2
Arlen Specter -1
John Spratt, Jr. +1
Pete Stark 5
Cliff Stearns -2
Ted Stevens -1
Bart Stupak 0
John Sullivan -1
John Sununu +1
Betty Sutton 0
Tom Tancredo -1
John Tanner +1
Ellen Tauscher 0
Gene Taylor +3
Lee Terry -2
Todd Tiahrt -1
John Tierney +4
Ed Towns 0
Mark Udall 0
George Voinovich 0
Zach Wamp +1
Diane Watson +2
Mel Watt +2
Henry Waxman -1
Jim Webb, Jr. +3
Anthony Weiner -2
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. -1
Frank Wolf 0
Lynn Woolsey +3
David Wu +4
Bill Young 0

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