Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

2005 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Wayne Allard 75%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 57%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 71%
Bob Beauprez 86%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 71%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 86%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 86%
Mary Bono Mack 86%
Dan Boren 86%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 86%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 86%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 57%
Eric Cantor 86%
Dennis Cardoza 71%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Julia Carson 43%
Edward Case 86%
Mike Castle 71%
Ben Chandler III 86%
Chris Chocola 71%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 71%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 86%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 86%
James Davis 71%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 86%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 43%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 57%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Thelma Drake 86%
David Dreier 86%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 75%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 57%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 83%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 43%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 43%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 71%
Mark Green 86%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
Jane Harman 57%
Katherine Harris 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Joel Hefley 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 71%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 71%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 86%
Darlene Hooley 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 86%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
William Jefferson 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Tim Johnson 86%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Ric Keller 86%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 71%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
John Kuhl, Jr. 86%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 71%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 71%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 71%
Jerry Lewis 86%
Ron Lewis 86%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 75%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 86%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Don Manzullo 86%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 43%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 43%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Brad Miller 57%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 57%
Jack Murtha 57%
Marilyn Musgrave 86%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 86%
Anne Northup 71%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 86%
Jim Oberstar 43%
Dave Obey 43%
John Olver 43%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Thomas William Osborne 71%
Major Owens 43%
Michael Oxley 71%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 25%
John Peterson 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 71%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 71%
George Radanovich 86%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 71%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Richard Renzi 86%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 71%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 57%
Jim Ryun 86%
Martin Olav Sabo 57%
Ken Salazar 0%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 71%
John Schwarz 71%
John Shadegg 86%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 86%
Christopher Shays 86%
Donald Sherwood 71%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 71%
Ike Skelton 86%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 57%
Mike Sodrel 86%
Hilda Solis 57%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Pete Stark 43%
Cliff Stearns 86%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 67%
John Sullivan 83%
John Sununu 75%
John Sweeney 86%
James Talent 75%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 86%
Ellen Tauscher 57%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 71%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Ed Towns 43%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 43%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 71%
Zach Wamp 86%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 43%
Anthony Weiner 43%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 71%
Robert Wexler 25%
Heather Wilson 43%
Lynn Woolsey 43%
David Wu 57%
Albert Wynn 57%
Bill Young 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 43%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 43%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 43%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 57%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 50%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 43%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 57%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 43%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 57%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 57%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 43%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 71%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 71%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 57%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 71%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 57%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 43%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 57%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 57%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 57%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 57%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 57%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 57%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 57%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 43%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 57%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 29%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 57%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 71%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 43%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 57%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 57%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 57%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 57%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 57%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 57%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 57%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 29%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 86%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 60%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 71%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 43%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 43%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 86%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 43%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 57%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 57%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 43%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 57%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 57%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 57%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 43%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 43%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 57%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 43%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 57%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 57%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 71%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 57%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 71%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 67%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 43%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 43%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 57%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 57%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 43%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 57%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 57%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 57%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 43%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 43%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 57%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 57%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 57%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 43%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 57%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 43%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 57%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 43%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 71%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 86%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 75%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 86%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 86%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 86%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 86%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 86%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 75%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 86%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 83%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 75%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 86%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 86%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 86%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 75%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 71%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 86%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 71%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 86%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 86%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 86%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 71%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 75%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 86%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 86%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 86%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 71%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 71%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 86%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 86%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 86%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 86%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 86%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 71%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 86%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 86%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 86%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 86%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 86%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 43%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 75%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 71%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 71%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 71%

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