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1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 15%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 87%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
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%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 7%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 7%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 15%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 21%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 7%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 7%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 87%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 87%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 87%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 77%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 7%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 87%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 86%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 7%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
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%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 27%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 7%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 80%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 87%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 87%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 93%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 87%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 27%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 87%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 80%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 7%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 87%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 13%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 7%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 7%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 7%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 7%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 87%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 87%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 7%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 0%
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