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

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 75%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 25%
Sonny Bono 75%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 25%
Gary Condit 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
Thomas DeLay 25%
Ronald Dellums 25%
Peter Deutsch 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 25%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
Julian Dixon 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 0%
Bob Filner 25%
Floyd Flake 25%
Thomas Foglietta 50%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Tillie Fowler 75%
Jon David Fox 25%
Barney Frank 75%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elizabeth Furse 50%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 75%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Benjamin Gilman 25%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
James Greenwood 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
Tony Hall 25%
Lee Hamilton 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 50%
W.G. Hefner 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 25%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 75%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
William Jefferson 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 67%
Sue Kelly 25%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 25%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 25%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 50%
Scott Klug 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 50%
Stephen Largent 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Rick Lazio 0%
James Leach 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
Jerry Lewis 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
Ron Lewis 25%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 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.

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