Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1998 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 53%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 47%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 36%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 80%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 86%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 53%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 27%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 27%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 27%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 73%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 87%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 80%
Neil Abercrombie 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 27%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
Joe Barton 20%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 27%
Max Baucus 86%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 53%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 73%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 85%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 71%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 87%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 33%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 69%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 27%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 47%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 87%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 13%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 47%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 77%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 79%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 80%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 47%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 27%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 36%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 80%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 23%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 80%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 73%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 87%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 87%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 86%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 33%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 53%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 27%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 27%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 27%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 27%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 73%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 87%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 73%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 73%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 80%
Neil Abercrombie 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 27%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
Joe Barton 20%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 27%
Max Baucus 86%
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