Rating Group: Independent Petroleum Association of America

2015-2016 Positions

Issues: Oil and Gas

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 92%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 80%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 92%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 46%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 31%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 92%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 77%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 23%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 13 Rodney Davis Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House - 18 Darin LaHood Republican 88%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 92%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 80%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 4 Thomas Massie Republican 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 6 Andy Barr Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
LA U.S. House - 6 Garret Graves Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 20%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 80%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 92%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 92%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 92%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 23%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 80%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 92%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 46%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 92%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 8%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 23%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 8%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 69%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 8%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 15%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 15%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 8%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 8%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 31%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 80%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 92%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 20%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 20%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 8%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 20%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 92%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 92%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 8%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 77%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 8%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 8%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 77%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice R 92%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 100%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen R 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 23%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 20%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 20%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 8%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 8%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 8%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 100%
IL U.S. House - 13 Rodney Davis R 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IL U.S. House - 17 Cheri Bustos D 23%
IL U.S. House - 18 Darin LaHood R 88%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 92%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 15%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 80%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 4 Thomas Massie R 92%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
KY U.S. House - 6 Andy Barr R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 80%
LA U.S. House - 6 Garret Graves R 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren D 20%
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