Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2001-2002 Trade Barrier Votes Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 36%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 45%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 64%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 63%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 45%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 64%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 45%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 73%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 73%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 73%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 55%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 36%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 27%
Neil Abercrombie 36%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 64%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 45%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 43%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 45%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 30%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 36%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 55%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 36%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 27%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 45%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 36%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 55%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 45%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 36%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 45%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 64%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 40%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 73%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 36%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 36%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 40%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 82%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 45%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 36%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 55%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 55%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 36%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 36%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 63%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 73%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 36%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 70%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 55%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 40%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 45%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 55%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 55%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 18%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 18%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 45%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 36%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 45%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 27%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 64%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 45%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 36%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 64%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 38%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 73%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 45%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 13%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 36%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 40%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 45%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 73%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 82%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 73%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 64%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 55%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 36%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 27%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 64%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 64%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 36%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 64%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 27%
Neil Abercrombie 36%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 64%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 88%
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