Rating Group: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

1995-1996 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 40%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 80%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
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 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 40%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Joe Barton 20%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 60%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Peter Blute 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
John Boehner 40%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 60%
Corrine Brown 80%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 40%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 20%
John Bryant 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 40%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 40%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 80%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 80%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 80%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 40%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
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 80%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 80%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 40%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Joe Barton 20%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 60%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Peter Blute 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
John Boehner 40%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 60%
Corrine Brown 80%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 40%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 20%
John Bryant 80%
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