Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Richard Bryan 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Robert Byrd 75%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
Jon Kyl 75%
Frank Murkowski 75%
William Roth, Jr. 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
Ted Stevens 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Kit Bond 50%
Conrad Burns 50%
John Chafee 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
John Glenn 50%
Slade Gorton 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
Fred Thompson 50%
Strom Thurmond 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 25%
John Ashcroft 25%
Max Baucus 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 25%
Ben Campbell 25%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 25%
Paul Coverdell 25%
Larry Craig 25%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Chris Dodd 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Byron Dorgan 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
William Phillip Gramm 25%
Rodney Grams 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
Jesse Helms 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Dirk Kempthorne 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
Herb Kohl 25%
Joe Lieberman 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
Patrick Moynihan 25%
Don Nickles 25%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Bob Smith 25%
John Warner 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
John Breaux 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Wendell Ford 0%
William Frist 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Carol Moseley Braun 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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