Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2020 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 97%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 91%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Greg Stanton Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 89%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 10 Josh Harder Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 25 Mike Garcia Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 45 Katie Porter Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 88%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 86%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House - 6 Michael Waltz Republican 94%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 97%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 80%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 76%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 97%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 100%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 91%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 22%
AZ U.S. House - 1 Tom O'Halleran D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 0%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 97%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Greg Stanton D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 89%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 97%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 10 Josh Harder D 0%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 17 Ro Khanna D 3%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 20 Jimmy Panetta D 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 97%
CA U.S. House - 24 Salud Carbajal D 0%
CA U.S. House - 25 Mike Garcia R 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 3%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 0%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 91%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 44 Nanette Barragán D 0%
CA U.S. House - 45 Katie Porter D 0%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 0%
CA U.S. House - 49 Mike Levin D 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 0%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 88%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 2 Joe Neguse D 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 6 Jason Crow D 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 10%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
CT U.S. House - 5 Jahana Hayes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 10%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 10%
DE U.S. House - At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 86%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott R 100%
FL U.S. House - 1 Matt Gaetz R 100%
FL U.S. House - 2 Neal Dunn R 100%
FL U.S. House - 4 John Rutherford R 90%
FL U.S. House - 5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 3%
FL U.S. House - 6 Michael Waltz R 94%
FL U.S. House - 7 Stephanie Murphy D 9%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 97%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 0%
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