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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2005 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Melissa Bean 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
Dan Burton 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
John Doolittle 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Ray LaHood 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 50%

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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