Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2004 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 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 50%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 40%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 33%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 33%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 33%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 20%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
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-5 John Lewis D 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 60%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
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%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 40%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 60%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 50%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 33%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
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 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
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 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
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 33%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
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 20%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 60%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
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 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
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%
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 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 25%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
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 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander 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%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn 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-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 33%
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 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 33%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
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 100%
Neil Abercrombie 60%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 40%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Julia Carson 67%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Howard Coble 0%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 60%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 25%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 33%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 67%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 60%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 40%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 67%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 60%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Tim Johnson 20%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 25%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Lantos 33%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
James Leach 33%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Jim Matheson 33%
Robert Matsui 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Mike Michaud 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 60%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 43%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 60%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 50%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 67%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
Jim Saxton 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 25%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 25%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 67%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 60%
Mark Udall 25%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Henry Waxman 33%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 17%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 33%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 0%

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