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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute

2007-2010 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Michael McMahon 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 100%
PR U.S. House Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
Joe Lieberman 94%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
Hillary Clinton 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 89%
David Wu 89%
Barney Frank 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
Bill Delahunt 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
Jack Murtha 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Phil Hare 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 83%
Vic Snyder 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
Ken Salazar 82%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
Shelley Berkley 75%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 75%

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.

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