Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1995 Spending Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 86%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 26%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 81%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 87%
Rob Andrews 51%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 89%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
Tom Barrett 35%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Joe Barton 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 79%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
Corrine Brown 13%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
Sam Brownback 87%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 26%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 23%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 22%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 86%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 79%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 26%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 31%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 27%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 24%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 81%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 42%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 29%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 20%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 44%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 80%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 30%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 11%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 25%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 16%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 87%
Rob Andrews 51%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 89%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
Tom Barrett 35%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Joe Barton 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 79%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
Corrine Brown 13%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
Sam Brownback 87%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
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