Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007 Positions on Arab American Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 67%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Jason Altmire 60%
Rob Andrews 75%
Michael Arcuri 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 60%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 33%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 33%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 33%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
Kit Bond 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 67%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 67%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 67%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 40%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 88%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 67%
Mike Castle 50%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25%
Ben Chandler III 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
Hillary Clinton 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 60%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 40%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 67%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
Larry Craig 60%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 25%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 67%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 33%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
Elizabeth Dole 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 67%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
Brad Ellsworth 33%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 67%
Philip English 60%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 50%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 71%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 80%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
Elton Gallegly 33%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 75%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 33%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
Judd Gregg 67%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 91%
John Hall 67%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
Phil Hare 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 86%
Jane Harman 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 67%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 50%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 71%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 60%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
William Jefferson 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
Ric Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
Ron Klein 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
John Kuhl, Jr. 25%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 75%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 67%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 33%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 80%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 40%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 88%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 33%
John McHugh 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
Michael McNulty 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 78%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 83%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 33%
Patrick Murphy 80%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 67%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 44%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 80%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 20%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
John Peterson 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 33%
Todd Platts 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
Ralph Regula 67%
Denny Rehberg 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 67%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 50%
Ken Salazar 60%
William Sali 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 67%
Jim Saxton 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 71%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 67%
Jean Schmidt 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 80%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 50%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
Heath Shuler 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 50%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
Gordon Smith 60%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 86%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 78%
Betty Sutton 67%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 75%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 71%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 86%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
James Walsh 67%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 67%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 71%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
Diane Watson 63%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
Anthony Weiner 33%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
David Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 57%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 67%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 67%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
Albert Wynn 50%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 50%
Bill Young 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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