Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

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

2007 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 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%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Nancy Boyda 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen 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%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Robert Cramer 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%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
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 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 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%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
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 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Tim Mahoney 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Jim Marshall 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John McHugh 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler 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.

Skip to top
Back to top