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Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 27%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 18%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 8%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 17%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 8%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 36%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 79%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 17%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 18%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 83%
Bill Archer 8%
Richard Armey 13%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 79%
Bob Barr, Jr. 4%
Bill Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
Charlie Bass 21%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 82%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 79%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
Kit Bond 36%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 82%

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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