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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
Gary Ackerman 100%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Melissa Bean 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Doolittle 50%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
John Linder 50%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Shadegg 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 50%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
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%
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%
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%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
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%

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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