Rating Group: The Cato Institute

1999-2000 Trade Subsidy Votes Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 60%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 60%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 100%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 20%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 20%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 20%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 20%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 20%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 60%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 60%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 60%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 60%
Richard Armey 100%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 60%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
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