Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

1999 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 9%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 73%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
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 73%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 18%
Spencer Bachus 55%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 18%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 82%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 82%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 82%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 82%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 73%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 73%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 78%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 9%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 9%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 82%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 45%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 9%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 82%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 10%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 73%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 82%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 18%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 18%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 9%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 82%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 82%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 91%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 70%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 18%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 10%
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 73%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 73%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 64%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 82%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 91%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 73%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 18%
Spencer Bachus 55%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
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