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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Lane Evans 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
William Jefferson 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
James Leach 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
Robert Matsui 50%
Karen McCarthy 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Major Owens 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
George Radanovich 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
Mel Watt 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
John Breaux 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%

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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