Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 56%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 23%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 39%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 76%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 73%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 58%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Neil Abercrombie 11%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 76%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 68%
Henry Scott Baesler 39%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
William Baker 74%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 41%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Tom Barrett 11%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Joe Barton 73%
Charlie Bass 82%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 61%
Max Baucus 46%
Anthony Beilenson 21%
Bob Bennett 82%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 76%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 68%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Sonny Bono 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 35%
Barbara Boxer 19%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 30%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 82%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 56%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 60%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 69%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 64%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 23%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 32%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 22%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 18%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 64%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 82%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 39%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 82%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 28%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 76%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 73%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 31%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 58%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 82%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 26%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 38%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 22%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 22%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 11%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Neil Abercrombie 11%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 76%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 86%
Spencer Bachus 68%
Henry Scott Baesler 39%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
William Baker 74%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 41%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Tom Barrett 11%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Joe Barton 73%
Charlie Bass 82%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 61%
Max Baucus 46%
Anthony Beilenson 21%
Bob Bennett 82%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 76%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 68%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Sonny Bono 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 35%
Barbara Boxer 19%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
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