Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
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-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 71%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 43%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 43%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 67%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 71%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 20%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 80%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 60%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 63%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran 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-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 75%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 75%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 33%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 20%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 43%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 63%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 33%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 67%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 67%
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 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 33%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall 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-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
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 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 83%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 60%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 43%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 43%
Richard Armey 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 33%
Robert Barr, Jr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 40%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 33%
Jean Carnahan 40%
Brad Carson 20%
Julia Carson 60%
Mike Castle 0%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 33%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 60%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 71%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 25%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 33%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 67%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 57%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 33%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 33%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 20%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 71%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Tom Lantos 50%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 20%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 50%
William Luther 25%
James Maloney 50%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 20%
Karen McCarthy 67%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 50%
Carrie Meek 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 33%
Zell Bryan Miller 40%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 40%
Constance Morella 43%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 67%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 25%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 89%
Ciro Rodriguez 43%
Timothy Roemer 0%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 43%
Marge Roukema 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 40%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 57%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 33%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 83%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 40%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 20%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Robert Wexler 43%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
David Wu 67%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 0%

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