Rating Group: Latin America Working Group

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 25%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 25%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 75%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 50%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 25%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 50%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 50%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 25%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 50%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 75%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 25%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 25%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 75%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 25%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 75%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 75%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 25%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MP U.S. House-Delegate Kilili Sablan D 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 0%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 25%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 75%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 75%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 25%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
PR U.S. House-Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 25%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 25%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 50%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 75%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 50%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Mark Begich 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 25%
John Boccieri 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Bruce Braley 25%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Scott Brown 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
Donna Christensen 0%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 25%
Kathy Dahlkemper 0%
Artur Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 25%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Eni Faleomavaega 25%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 75%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Bart Gordon 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 25%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 50%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 25%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 25%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 75%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
Mike Johanns 0%
Tim Johnson 25%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 25%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Mary Jo Kilroy 25%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 50%
Jim Matheson 25%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Mike Michaud 75%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 75%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 25%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Glenn Nye III 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Mark Pryor 50%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 25%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Laura Richardson 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 0%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 25%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 25%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 25%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 25%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Gene Taylor 25%
Harry Teague 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 75%
Ed Towns 25%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Henry Waxman 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 25%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 0%

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