Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 53%
Gary Ackerman 20%
John Adler 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 35%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 0%
Mark Begich 38%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 5%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Tim Bishop 20%
John Boccieri 5%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Bruce Braley 30%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
Roland Burris 44%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 0%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 5%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 19%
Kent Conrad 31%
Jerry Costello 5%
Mark Critz 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 5%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 5%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 5%
John Dingell 55%
Charles Djou 0%
Chris Dodd 63%
Byron Dorgan 31%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 5%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 19%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Russ Feingold 63%
Bob Filner 80%
Barney Frank 25%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Bart Gordon 15%
Judd Gregg 19%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 31%
John Hall 15%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 10%
Phil Hare 5%
Tom Harkin 44%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Baron Hill 5%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 45%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Mike Johanns 19%
Tim Johnson 5%
Timothy Johnson 31%
Steve Kagen 15%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 55%
Mary Jo Kilroy 25%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 5%
Herb Kohl 44%
Suzanne Kosmas 5%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 13%
Mary Landrieu 25%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 56%
Chris Lee 0%
George LeMieux 33%
Carl Levin 56%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Dan Maffei 25%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 5%
Jim Marshall 5%
Melquiades Martinez 22%
Eric Massa 20%
Jim Matheson 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
John McHugh 13%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 10%
Mike Michaud 25%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 50%
Brad Miller 15%
Walt Minnick 10%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 70%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Scott Murphy 12%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 31%
Glenn Nye III 15%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 70%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15%
Bill Owens 25%
Ed Pastor 20%
Ron Paul 35%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 25%
Tom Petri 5%
Todd Platts 5%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 19%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Laura Richardson 30%
Jay Rockefeller IV 38%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 10%
John Salazar 5%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 5%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 30%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 25%
Heath Shuler 5%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 15%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 17%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 5%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 10%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Gene Taylor 5%
Harry Teague 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
John Tierney 40%
Ed Towns 20%
Mark Udall 38%
George Voinovich 44%
Zach Wamp 5%
Diane Watson 45%
Mel Watt 35%
Henry Waxman 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 38%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Robert Wexler 27%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 5%
Lynn Woolsey 65%
David Wu 30%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 55%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 20%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 38%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 38%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 55%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 40%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 55%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 36%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 60%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 30%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 40%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 35%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 10%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 25%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 15%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 55%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 45%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 63%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 60%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 15%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 35%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 70%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 56%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 30%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 50%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 10%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 10%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 15%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 65%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 15%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 56%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 15%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 81%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 35%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 5%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 25%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 30%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 35%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 38%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 70%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 65%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 30%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 63%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 38%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 60%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 31%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 5%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 30%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 45%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 31%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 15%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 35%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 50%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 5%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 31%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 31%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 20%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 38%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 10%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 5%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 15%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 56%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 31%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 45%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 63%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 56%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 20%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 80%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 44%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 63%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 19%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 24%
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 5%
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 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 30%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 19%
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 19%
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%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 38%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 44%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 25%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 19%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 19%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 5%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 24%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 5%
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 0%
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 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 19%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 19%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 5%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 5%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 19%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 19%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 30%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 25%
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 5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 5%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
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 5%
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 25%
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 5%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 19%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 19%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
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 0%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0%
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 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 19%
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 5%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 13%
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 19%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 5%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 19%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 5%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%

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