Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 70%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 81%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 92%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 3%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 81%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 97%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 70%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 94%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 81%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 3%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 89%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 16%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 3%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 78%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 84%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 3%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 3%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 3%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 94%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 73%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 3%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 3%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 6%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 3%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 73%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 3%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 81%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 94%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 6%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 72%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 3%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 6%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 81%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 70%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 3%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 3%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 3%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 3%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 76%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 97%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 73%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 78%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 81%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 13%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 11%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 94%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 84%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 3%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 81%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 6%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 97%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 3%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 97%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 9%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 97%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 81%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 96%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 78%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 97%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 6%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 18%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 3%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 97%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 9%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 70%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 24%
Wayne Allard 98%
George Allen 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 3%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 93%
Brian Baird 6%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
Cass Ballenger 81%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 81%
Max Baucus 41%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 95%
Chris Bell 0%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 9%
Joe Biden, Jr. 6%
Judy Biggert 70%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 83%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 65%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 6%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 23%
John Breaux 23%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 93%
Max Burns 81%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 8%
Dave Camp 78%
Ben Campbell 90%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 89%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 9%
Brad Carson 27%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 17%
Mike Castle 60%
Lincoln Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Chris Chocola 92%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Howard Coble 92%
Norm Coleman 88%
Michael Collins 80%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 12%
Christopher Cox 94%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 18%
Philip Crane 100%
Ander Crenshaw 77%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas Daschle 8%
Artur Davis 6%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 63%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 84%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 3%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 87%
Calvin Dooley 26%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 5%
David Dreier 70%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 78%
Philip English 65%
John Ensign 98%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 86%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 78%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
Mark Foley 76%
Randy Forbes 89%
Harold Ford, Jr. 7%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 84%
Barney Frank 3%
William Frist 88%
Jonas Frost III 6%
Elton Gallegly 76%
Scott Garrett 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Jim Gibbons 94%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 15%
Porter Goss 72%
Daniel Graham 6%
Mark Green 84%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 97%
Charles Hagel 95%
Ralph Hall 70%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 12%
Katherine Harris 86%
Melissa Hart 81%
Doc Hastings 84%
Robert Hayes 84%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 31%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 3%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Darlene Hooley 11%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Henry Hyde 78%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Steve Israel 9%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 3%
James Merrill Jeffords 5%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
Christopher John 17%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Tim Johnson 65%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Richard Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 84%
Mark Kirk 65%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
John Kline 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 67%
Herb Kohl 5%
James Kolbe 65%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 98%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 3%
Mary Landrieu 18%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 70%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
James Leach 57%
Carl Levin 8%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 3%
Blanche Lincoln 23%
John Linder 89%
William Lipinski 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Ken Lucas 27%
Dick Lugar 95%
Denise Majette 3%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 29%
Jim Matheson 28%
Robert Matsui 3%
Carolyn McCarthy 3%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 75%
Jim McDermott 0%
John McHugh 73%
Mike McIntyre 17%
Buck McKeon 73%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 3%
John Mica 78%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 3%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Candice Miller 72%
Gary Miller 92%
George Miller 3%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brad Miller 3%
Zell Bryan Miller 84%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 14%
Jim Moran, Jr. 6%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 97%
Sue Myrick 97%
Ben Nelson 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 68%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Robert William Ney 81%
Don Nickles 98%
Anne Northup 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 81%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Thomas William Osborne 73%
Doug Ose 81%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 81%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 75%
Tom Petri 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 76%
Joe Pitts 97%
Todd Platts 73%
Richard Pombo 86%
Earl Pomeroy 9%
Jon Porter, Sr. 68%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Mark Pryor 13%
Adam Putnam 86%
Jack Quinn 56%
George Radanovich 84%
Nick Rahall II 3%
James Ramstad 86%
Charlie Rangel 3%
Ralph Regula 68%
Denny Rehberg 76%
Harry Reid 11%
Richard Renzi 81%
Silvestre Reyes 8%
Thomas Reynolds 86%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 78%
Mike Ross 9%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 3%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 22%
Rick Santorum 95%
Paul Sarbanes 3%
Jim Saxton 65%
Edward Schrock 89%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 68%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 73%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 65%
Ike Skelton 20%
Gordon Smith 85%
Nick Smith 89%
Olympia Snowe 73%
Vic Snyder 6%
Mark Souder 81%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 6%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Charles Stenholm 32%
Ted Stevens 88%
Ted Strickland 3%
Bart Stupak 3%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 95%
John Sweeney 65%
James Talent 88%
Tom Tancredo 94%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 3%
William Tauzin II 60%
Charles Taylor 81%
Gene Taylor 38%
Lee Terry 89%
Craig Thomas 93%
William Thomas 72%
Todd Tiahrt 81%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 3%
James Turner 22%
Mark Udall 3%
David Vitter 97%
George Voinovich 82%
James Walsh 65%
Zach Wamp 81%
John Warner 93%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 3%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 78%
W. Curtis Weldon 73%
Gerald Weller 70%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 70%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 9%
Albert Wynn 9%
Bill Young 62%

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