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Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2006 Positions

Issues: Religion

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 10%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 20%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 70%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 90%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 60%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 80%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 80%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 60%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 70%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 30%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 80%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 80%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 70%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 20%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 90%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 60%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 90%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 90%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 80%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 70%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 60%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
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