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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
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
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%

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