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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2001 Lifetime Score

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 6%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 87%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 99%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 52%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 36%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 26%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 35%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 62%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 74%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 42%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 21%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 78%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 28%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 29%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 3%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 24%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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