Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 44%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 94%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 98%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 84%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 32%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 31%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 35%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 19%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 28%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 21%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 21%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 44%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 22%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 21%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 14%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 25%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 21%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 86%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 24%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 32%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 94%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 90%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 44%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 36%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 31%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 85%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 76%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 22%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 94%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 22%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 22%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 8%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 4%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 72%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 92%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 83%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 22%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 70%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 19%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 68%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 2%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 19%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 22%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 61%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 48%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 79%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 24%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 36%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 94%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 94%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 66%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 22%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 23%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 19%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 37%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 14%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 19%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 53%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 73%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 23%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 21%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 73%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 25%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 77%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 19%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 14%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 39%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 77%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NA President Barack Obama II D 28%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 21%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 35%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 23%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 82%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 89%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 94%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 65%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 33%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 45%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 21%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 28%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 38%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 22%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 21%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 31%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 6%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 6%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 48%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 37%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 89%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 27%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 53%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 77%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 76%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 27%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 25%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 89%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 79%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 84%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 22%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 38%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 84%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 51%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 89%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 71%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 83%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 87%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 76%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 84%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 80%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 85%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 76%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 66%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 72%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 82%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 91%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 24%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 41%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 69%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 84%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 22%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 21%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 94%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 23%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 34%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 19%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 16%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 34%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 64%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 26%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 19%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 49%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 78%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 89%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 74%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Wayne Allard 71%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Brian Baird 37%
Richard Hugh Baker 72%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 32%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 56%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 27%
Marion Berry 76%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Tim Bishop 32%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 79%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 72%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 94%
Jim Bunning 88%
Dan Burton 83%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 87%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 82%
Chris Cannon 41%
Eric Cantor 64%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Mike Castle 55%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 79%
Hillary Clinton 26%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 94%
Norm Coleman 22%
Kent Conrad 30%
Jerry Costello 69%
Larry Craig 37%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 85%
Artur Davis 19%
Geoff Davis 94%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 61%
Bill Delahunt 20%
James DeMint 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 3%
Norm Dicks 22%
John Dingell 19%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 80%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Terry Everett 75%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 19%
Michael Ferguson 62%
Bob Filner 6%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
Barney Frank 28%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Jim Gerlach 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Phil Gingrey 97%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 78%
Judd Gregg 28%
Ralph Hall 89%
Tom Harkin 26%
Jane Harman 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 89%
Doc Hastings 45%
Robert Hayes 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 72%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 78%
Rush Holt, Jr. 25%
Darlene Hooley 53%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Daniel Inouye 19%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 22%
William Jefferson 7%
Tim Johnson 89%
Timothy Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
Ric Keller 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Patrick Kennedy 23%
Dale Kildee 28%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 17%
Jack Kingston 94%
Joseph Knollenberg 66%
Herb Kohl 28%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 42%
Mary Landrieu 35%
Tom Lantos 25%
Tom Latham 73%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 19%
Carl Levin 23%
Jerry Lewis 76%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 55%
Dick Lugar 19%
Dan Lungren 89%
Connie Mack IV 79%
Don Manzullo 84%
Jim Marshall 80%
Melquiades Martinez 28%
Jim Matheson 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 56%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
James McCrery III 66%
John McHugh 83%
Mike McIntyre 89%
Buck McKeon 94%
Michael McNulty 35%
Martin Meehan 19%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 22%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 69%
Mike Michaud 28%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Gary Miller 84%
George Miller 22%
Brad Miller 32%
Alan Mollohan 28%
Dennis Moore 53%
Jim Moran, Jr. 22%
Jack Murtha 29%
Marilyn Musgrave 83%
Sue Myrick 98%
Ben Nelson 72%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 19%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Ed Pastor 6%
Ron Paul 81%
Donald Payne 21%
John Peterson 79%
Tom Petri 89%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
Todd Platts 94%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 76%
Mark Pryor 27%
George Radanovich 44%
Nick Rahall II 28%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 48%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Richard Renzi 83%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Thomas Reynolds 66%
Jay Rockefeller IV 81%
Mike Rogers 89%
Mike Ross 66%
Steve Rothman 25%
Ken Salazar 25%
Jim Saxton 76%
Jean Schmidt 89%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
José Serrano 22%
John Shadegg 79%
Christopher Shays 94%
Ike Skelton 87%
Gordon Smith 16%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 20%
Hilda Solis 19%
Mark Souder 54%
Arlen Specter 16%
John Spratt, Jr. 51%
Pete Stark 22%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Ted Stevens 16%
Bart Stupak 37%
John Sullivan 89%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 94%
John Tanner 89%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Gene Taylor 89%
Lee Terry 63%
Craig Thomas 52%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
John Tierney 27%
Ed Towns 7%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
Mark Udall 57%
George Voinovich 16%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 93%
John Warner 22%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 19%
Henry Waxman 33%
Anthony Weiner 24%
David Weldon 82%
Gerald Weller 84%
Robert Wexler 23%
Heather Wilson 21%
Frank Wolf 88%
Lynn Woolsey 26%
David Wu 22%
Albert Wynn 19%
Bill Young 79%

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