Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007-2008 Positions on Arab American Issues

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

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