Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

1995-1996 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 97%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 16%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 14%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 72%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 49%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 19%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 36%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 24%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 97%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Rob Andrews 34%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 97%
Henry Scott Baesler 59%
Richard Hugh Baker 97%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 89%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 83%
Max Baucus 41%
Anthony Beilenson 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 23%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 97%
Peter Blute 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 62%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 19%
Sonny Bono 94%
Robert Borski, Jr. 19%
Rick Boucher 33%
Barbara Boxer 24%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 86%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 79%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 19%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 29%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 27%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 97%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 95%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 15%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 89%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 97%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 89%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 22%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 30%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 27%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 35%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 95%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 95%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 14%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 24%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 72%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 27%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 11%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 24%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 35%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 97%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 24%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 49%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 27%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 22%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 22%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 24%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 19%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 36%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 24%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 97%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Rob Andrews 34%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 97%
Henry Scott Baesler 59%
Richard Hugh Baker 97%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 89%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 83%
Max Baucus 41%
Anthony Beilenson 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 23%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 97%
Peter Blute 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 62%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 19%
Sonny Bono 94%
Robert Borski, Jr. 19%
Rick Boucher 33%
Barbara Boxer 24%
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