Rating Group: Catholic Advocate

2007-2009 Positions

Issues: Religion

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
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%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH Council Member - 2 John Schmidt 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
Jason Altmire 43%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Mark Begich 0%
Brian Bilbray 86%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 50%
John Boehner 100%
Bob Brady 0%
Sam Brownback 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 57%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Joseph Cao 100%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Christopher Carney 29%
Mike Castle 14%
Jerry Costello 100%
Joe Crowley 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 0%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 100%
Steve Driehaus 50%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Luis Gutiérrez 0%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Tim Holden 33%
Mike Johanns 100%
Walter Jones, Sr. 100%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 14%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 14%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
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%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 14%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 0%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 43%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 17%
OH Council Member - 2 John Schmidt 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 83%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 14%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 14%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 14%
VA U.S. House - 11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
Jason Altmire 43%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Mark Begich 0%
Brian Bilbray 86%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 50%
John Boehner 100%
Bob Brady 0%
Sam Brownback 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 57%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Joseph Cao 100%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Christopher Carney 29%
Mike Castle 14%
Jerry Costello 100%
Joe Crowley 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 0%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 100%
Steve Driehaus 50%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Luis Gutiérrez 0%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Tim Holden 33%
Mike Johanns 100%
Walter Jones, Sr. 100%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
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