Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

1995 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 59%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 68%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 37%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Tom Barrett 42%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 54%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
Corrine Brown 9%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
Sam Brownback 88%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
Richard Burr 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Dave Camp 84%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 14%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 26%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 14%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 77%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 18%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 59%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 68%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 63%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 15%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 31%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 16%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 17%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 76%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 37%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 10%
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Tom Barrett 42%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Joe Barton 91%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 54%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
Corrine Brown 9%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
Sam Brownback 88%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
Richard Burr 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Dave Camp 84%
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