Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)

2001-2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 95%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 63%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 57%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 23%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 31%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 27%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 77%
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Joe Barton 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 94%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 95%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 90%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 4%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 13%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 9%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 4%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 76%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 95%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 63%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 57%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 22%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 23%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 31%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 27%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 77%
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 90%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Joe Barton 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
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