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2007 Positions on Middle Class Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 60
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 20
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 10
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 40
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 22
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 50
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 20
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 10
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 78
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 20
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 100
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 10
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 13
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 11
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 30
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican 14
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 20
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 100
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Michele Bachmann 10
Spencer Bachus 20
Brian Baird 89
Richard Hugh Baker 13
J. Gresham Barrett 11
John Barrow 70
Roscoe Bartlett 10
Joe Barton 0
Max Baucus 70
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 78
Bob Bennett 30
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 90
Marion Berry 90
Joe Biden, Jr. 100
State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 100
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 89
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 90
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 60
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 90
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 90
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 88
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 100
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 90
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 90
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 100
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 20
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 10
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 40
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 100
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 22
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 22
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 90
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 50
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 90
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100
PA U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 10
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 90
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 20
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 10
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 78
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 100
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 20
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 20
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 100
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 10
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 13
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R 11
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 10
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 90
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 88
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 11
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R 11
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 100
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 90
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 90
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 90
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 30
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 90
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 89
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 90
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 100
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 50
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R 10
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R 14
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 90
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 20
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen 100
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Michele Bachmann 10
Spencer Bachus 20
Brian Baird 89
Richard Hugh Baker 13
J. Gresham Barrett 11
John Barrow 70
Roscoe Bartlett 10
Joe Barton 0
Max Baucus 70
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 78
Bob Bennett 30
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 90
Marion Berry 90
Joe Biden, Jr. 100
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