Rating Group: National Council of Senior Citizens

1997 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
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 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 33%
Richard Armey 33%
John Ashcroft 10%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Tom Barrett 80%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 30%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 33%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 33%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 70%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 40%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 10%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 40%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 89%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 90%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 30%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 40%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 89%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 78%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
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 90%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 40%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 40%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 70%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 30%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 33%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 80%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 80%
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 33%
Richard Armey 33%
John Ashcroft 10%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Tom Barrett 80%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Joe Barton 30%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
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