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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007-2008 Positions on Arab American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
Brad Miller 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
Diane Watson 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
Barney Frank 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80%
Brian Baird 75%
Russ Carnahan 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
Steve Rothman 75%
Thomas Allen 67%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
Russ Feingold 67%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
Paul Hodes 67%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 67%
Ray LaHood 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
Jack Murtha 67%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
Hilda Solis 67%
Betty Sutton 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 67%
David Wu 67%
Howard Berman 60%
Leonard Boswell 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60%
Michael McNulty 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
Marion Berry 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Phil Hare 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
Baron Hill 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
Laura Richardson 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 50%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
Ed Towns 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Christopher Carney 40%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
Artur Davis 40%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 40%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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