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2019-2020 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
LA U.S. Senate - Jr John Kennedy Republican 25%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 25%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House - 3 Clay Higgins Republican 25%
LA U.S. House - 4 Mike Johnson Republican 25%
LA U.S. House - 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 50%
LA U.S. House - 6 Garret Graves Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 3 Lori Trahan Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 7 Ayanna Pressley Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 4 Anthony Brown Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 6 David Trone Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 8 Jamie Raskin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 75%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House - 2 Jared Golden Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House - 1 Jack Bergman Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Libertarian 25%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 8 Elissa Slotkin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House - 9 Andy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 10 Paul Mitchell Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 11 Haley Stevens Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House - 12 Debbie Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 13 Rashida Tlaib Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 14 Brenda Lawrence Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Jr Tina Smith Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 1 Jim Hagedorn Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 2 Angie Craig Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN U.S. House - 3 Dean Phillips Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House - 6 Tom Emmer Republican 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House - 8 Peter Stauber Republican 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Jr Joshua Hawley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 2 Ann Wagner Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 25%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 25%
MO U.S. House - 8 Jason Smith Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Jr Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 1 Trent Kelly Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House - 3 Michael Guest Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 75%
MT U.S. Senate - Jr Steve Daines Republican 25%
MT U.S. House - At-Large Greg Gianforte Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Jr Thom Tillis Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House - 2 George Holding Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 3 Greg Murphy Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 6 Mark Walker Republican 25%
NC U.S. House - 7 David Rouzer Republican 25%
NC U.S. House - 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 9 Dan Bishop Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 12 Alma Adams Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 13 Ted Budd Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 50%
ND U.S. Senate - Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 50%
ND U.S. House - At-Large Kelly Armstrong Republican 50%
NE U.S. Senate - Sr Deb Fischer Republican 50%
NE U.S. Senate - Jr Ben Sasse Republican 50%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House - 2 Donald Bacon Republican 75%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 50%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan Democratic 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
LA U.S. Senate - Jr John Kennedy R 25%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 25%
LA U.S. House - 2 Cedric Richmond D 100%
LA U.S. House - 3 Clay Higgins R 25%
LA U.S. House - 4 Mike Johnson R 25%
LA U.S. House - 5 Ralph Abraham R 50%
LA U.S. House - 6 Garret Graves R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 75%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 3 Lori Trahan D 75%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III D 100%
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark D 100%
MA U.S. House - 6 Seth Moulton D 100%
MA U.S. House - 7 Ayanna Pressley D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 25%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 75%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 75%
MD U.S. House - 4 Anthony Brown D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
MD U.S. House - 6 David Trone D 100%
MD U.S. House - 8 Jamie Raskin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 75%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. I 75%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME U.S. House - 2 Jared Golden D 75%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 75%
MI U.S. House - 1 Jack Bergman R 50%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 50%
MI U.S. House - 3 Justin Amash Other 25%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar R 50%
MI U.S. House - 5 Dan Kildee D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 50%
MI U.S. House - 8 Elissa Slotkin D 75%
MI U.S. House - 9 Andy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House - 10 Paul Mitchell R 50%
MI U.S. House - 11 Haley Stevens D 75%
MI U.S. House - 12 Debbie Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House - 13 Rashida Tlaib D 100%
MI U.S. House - 14 Brenda Lawrence D 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Jr Tina Smith D 100%
MN U.S. House - 1 Jim Hagedorn R 50%
MN U.S. House - 2 Angie Craig DFL 75%
MN U.S. House - 3 Dean Phillips DFL 75%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House - 5 Ilhan Omar DFL 100%
MN U.S. House - 6 Tom Emmer R 50%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 75%
MN U.S. House - 8 Peter Stauber R 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 75%
MO U.S. Senate - Jr Joshua Hawley R 75%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House - 2 Ann Wagner R 50%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 50%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 25%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 50%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 25%
MO U.S. House - 8 Jason Smith R 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Jr Cindy Hyde-Smith R 50%
MS U.S. House - 1 Trent Kelly R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House - 3 Michael Guest R 50%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo R 50%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 75%
MT U.S. Senate - Jr Steve Daines R 25%
MT U.S. House - At-Large Greg Gianforte R 50%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Jr Thom Tillis R 75%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 75%
NC U.S. House - 2 George Holding R 50%
NC U.S. House - 3 Greg Murphy R 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 50%
NC U.S. House - 6 Mark Walker R 25%
NC U.S. House - 7 David Rouzer R 25%
NC U.S. House - 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House - 9 Dan Bishop R 50%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 50%
NC U.S. House - 12 Alma Adams D 100%
NC U.S. House - 13 Ted Budd R 0%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven R 50%
ND U.S. Senate - Jr Kevin Cramer R 50%
ND U.S. House - At-Large Kelly Armstrong R 50%
NE U.S. Senate - Sr Deb Fischer R 50%
NE U.S. Senate - Jr Ben Sasse R 50%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NE U.S. House - 2 Donald Bacon R 75%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 50%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan D 100%
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