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Wednesday, August 6, 2003
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Kevin Yowell, 913-381-7467
VoteTracker has released its mid-year report on party loyalty in Congress. Last week, VoteTracker released its presidential support scores. That release is available at www.votetracker.com (click on What's New).
Through July 31, with both houses having begun their summer recess, 30 Senators voted with the majority of Republicans on at least 95% of the votes, while 22 had voted with the majority of Democrats at least 95% of the time.
In the House, 28 Members voted with the majority of Republicans on at least 98% of the votes, while just one Democrat showed 98% loyalty to the Democratic majority.
Scores were obtained by comparing each Member's individual votes to how the majority of each party's Members voted. Missed votes and votes of "present" were not counted in a Member's score. Also, votes on which a party's Members were equally divided were not used in that party's rankings.
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From the Party Loyalty Rankings page, click blue text links to see detailed information on Members as well as each of the votes.
Following are the highest party loyalty scores in both houses:
|Top 10 Republican support scores:|
|Name||Pct. Support||Name||Pct. Support||Jim Bunning, R-KY||98.73%||Conrad Burns, R-MT||97.51%||Lamar Alexander, R-TN||98.43%||Thad Cochran, R-MS||97.48%||Chuck Hagel, R-NE||98.38%||Richard Lugar, R-IN||97.48%||Bill Frist, R-TN||98.13%||Christopher Bond, R-MO||97.46%||Mitch McConnell, R-KY||98.00%||Lisa Murkowski, R-AK||97.37%|
|Name||Pct. Support||Name||Pct. Support||Dennis Hastert, R-IL||100.00%||Lamar Smith, R-TX||98.87%||Larry Combest, R-TX||98.92%||Ander Crenshaw, R-FL||98.68%||Mike Turner, R-OH||98.90%||Katherine Harris, R-FL||98.68%||Harold Rogers, R-KY||98.89%||Ken Calvert, R-CA||98.67%||Dave Camp, R-MI||98.88%||Eric Cantor, R-VA||98.46%|
|Top 10 Democratic support scores:||Senate|
|Name||Pct. Support||Name||Pct. Support||John Kerry, D-MA||99.28%||Paul Sarbanes, D-MD||96.77%||Thomas Daschle, D-SD||97.77%||Joseph Lieberman, D-CT||96.67%||Debbie Stabenow, D-MI||97.48%||Maria Cantwell, D-WA||96.52%||Barbara Mikulski, D-MD||97.12%||Richard Durbin, D-IL||96.50%||Carl Levin, D-MI||96.87%||Mark Dayton, D-MN||96.45%|
|Name||Pct. Support||Name||Pct. Support||Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA||98.02%||Tom Lantos, D-CA||97.02%||Dick Gephardt, D-MO||97.78%||Rosa DeLauro, D-CT||96.92%||Brad Miller, D-NC||97.54%||Grace Napolitano, D-CA||96.92%||Joseph M. Hoeffel, D-PA||97.51%||Robert Matsui, D-CA||96.82%||Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-CA||97.33%||John B. Larson, D-CT||96.63%|
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