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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Bryan 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 75%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
Jon Kyl 75%
Frank Murkowski 75%
William Roth, Jr. 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 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 Republican 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 Democratic 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
Fred Thompson 50%
Strom Thurmond 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Wayne Allard 25%
John Ashcroft 25%
Max Baucus 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
Ben Campbell 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 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 Democratic 25%
William Phillip Gramm 25%
Rodney Grams 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
Jesse Helms 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Dirk Kempthorne 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
Herb Kohl 25%
Joe Lieberman 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
Patrick Moynihan 25%
Don Nickles 25%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 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 Republican 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Wendell Ford 0%
William Frist 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Carol Moseley Braun 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 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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