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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
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf 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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