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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Porter Goss 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
James Leach 100%
Dave Obey 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
Marge Roukema 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Charles Stenholm 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
Howard Berman 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Sonny Bono 75%
Dan Burton 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
Robert Clement 75%
Randall Cunningham 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
David Dreier 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
Tillie Fowler 75%
Barney Frank 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 75%
Sam Gejdenson 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
Thomas Holden 75%
Henry Hyde 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Stephen Largent 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
Thomas Manton 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
Matthew Martinez 75%
Bill McCollum 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 75%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 75%
Susan Molinari 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
Ronald Packard 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
Gene Taylor 75%
Bruce Vento 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 67%
Joseph Kennedy II 67%
Martin Meehan 67%
David Minge 67%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
Ed Bryant 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Thomas Campbell 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Eva Clayton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Julian Dixon 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Thomas Ewing 50%
Harris Fawell 50%
Thomas Foglietta 50%
Robert Franks 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elizabeth Furse 50%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 50%
Ronald Klink 50%
James Kolbe 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
William Lipinski 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 50%
Paul McHale 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Robert William Ney 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
Michael Oxley 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
Frank Riggs 50%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Steven Schiff 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 50%
Joseph Skeen 50%
James Talent 50%
John Tanner 50%
William Tauzin 50%
Karen Thurman 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
John Olver 33%
John Edward Porter 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
Bob Wise, Jr. 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
David Edward Bonior 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
Jim Bunning 25%
Herbert Callahan 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
Michael Collins 25%

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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