Senator David B. Vitter's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: David B. Vitter
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Wendy; 4 Children: Sophie, Lise, Airey, Jack
Birth Date: 05/03/1961
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Metairie, LA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Immigration

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 79% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 0% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0% 2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25% 2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60% 2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 81% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 35% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007 English First - Positions 100% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 5% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2006 English First - Positions 75% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 94% 2005-2006 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 100% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 20% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 96% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 69% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 11% 2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 90% 2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 67% 2001-2002 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 67% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 6% 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 50% 2001 English First - Positions 100% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 20% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 9% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 56% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 77%

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