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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2002 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 57%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
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 12%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
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 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
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 57%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 53%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 99%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 41%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 52%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 56%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 36%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 19%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 23%
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 12%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 37%
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 38%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 52%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 14%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 49%
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 9%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
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 21%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 27%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 27%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 87%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 32%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 60%
Wayne Allard 28%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 37%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 35%
Bob Bennett 18%
Douglas Bereuter 95%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 23%
Judy Biggert 37%
Michael Bilirakis 94%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 26%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 48%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 52%

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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