Rating Group: Bread for the World

1997 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
Neil Abercrombie 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 25%
Roy Blunt 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 75%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 50%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 20%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 25%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 25%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 25%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 75%
Neil Abercrombie 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Rod Blagojevich 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 25%
Roy Blunt 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 75%
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