Rating Group: Bread for the World

1996 Positions on Addressing World Hunger

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
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 83%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 17%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 83%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 43%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 29%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 57%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 17%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
William Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 17%
Max Baucus 43%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 90%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 17%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 17%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 83%
John Breaux 57%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 80%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 43%
Ed Bryant 17%
John Bryant 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
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 83%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 83%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 17%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 17%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 83%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 12%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 14%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 17%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 83%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 83%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 87%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 43%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 83%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 17%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 29%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 57%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 83%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 83%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 17%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
William Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 100%
Bill Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 17%
Max Baucus 43%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 90%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 17%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 17%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 83%
John Breaux 57%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 80%
Corrine Brown 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 43%
Ed Bryant 17%
John Bryant 100%
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