Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 9%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 29%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 21%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 4%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 36%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 91%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 25%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 8%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 96%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 96%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 79%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 96%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 4%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 4%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 96%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 58%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 4%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 96%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 96%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 83%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 21%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 21%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 4%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 4%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 92%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 96%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 96%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 21%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 4%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 96%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 4%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 29%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 96%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 79%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 4%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 96%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 79%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 83%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 9%
OH Governor John Kasich R 17%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 88%
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%
Robert 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%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 27%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 82%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Ben Campbell 36%
Thomas Campbell 42%
Chris Cannon 13%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 58%
John Chafee 64%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
Eva Clayton 96%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 82%
Robert Clement 79%
Michael Collins 4%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 91%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 83%
Paul Coverdell 27%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Patsy Ann Danner 79%
Thomas Daschle 91%
James Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Thomas DeLay 4%
Peter Deutsch 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 91%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 4%
Philip English 42%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 21%
Russ Feingold 91%
Bob Filner 96%
Mark Foley 17%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Tillie Fowler 8%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 33%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 79%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 29%
Sam Gejdenson 83%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 46%
Paul Gillmor 21%
Benjamin Gilman 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 79%
Slade Gorton 9%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 73%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 8%
Tony Hall 83%
James Hansen 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 21%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Rick Hill 17%
Van Hilleary 4%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 83%
Ernest Hollings 55%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Stephen Horn 21%
John Nathan Hostettler 8%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 58%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Asa Hutchinson 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 18%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 4%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 64%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Christopher John 75%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Ronald Klink 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 91%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
Stephen Largent 13%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 38%
James Leach 58%
Jerry Lewis 21%
Ron Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 82%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 9%
William Luther 75%
Connie Mack 9%
James Maloney 83%
Don Manzullo 13%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Frank Mascara 79%
Robert Matsui 83%
Karen McCarthy 79%
Bill McCollum 13%
James McCrery III 8%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 21%
David McIntosh 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 79%
Martin Meehan 92%
Carrie Meek 96%
Jack Metcalf 9%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 96%
Dan Miller 4%
David Minge 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 96%
John Moakley 67%
Alan Mollohan 79%
Constance Morella 92%
Patrick Moynihan 73%
Frank Murkowski 36%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 17%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 17%
Robert William Ney 29%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 17%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 4%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Major Owens 96%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ronald Packard 4%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 13%
John Peterson 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 4%
Owen Pickett 67%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 79%
John Edward Porter 33%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 8%
James Ramstad 42%
Ralph Regula 25%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Bob Riley 8%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Charles Robb 82%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 79%
James Rogan 13%
William Roth, Jr. 27%
Steve Rothman 92%
Marge Roukema 21%
Jim Ryun 13%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 79%
Rick Santorum 18%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 4%
Robert Schaffer 21%
John Shadegg 4%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 71%
E.G. Shuster 8%
Norman Sisisky 79%
Joseph Skeen 33%
Ike Skelton 79%
Gordon Smith 27%
Nick Smith 17%
Bob Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 38%
Arlen Specter 73%
Floyd Spence 8%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Charles Stenholm 75%
Ted Stevens 36%
Ted Strickland 88%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sununu 13%
James Talent 25%
John Tanner 79%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
William Tauzin 17%
Charles Taylor 8%
Gene Taylor 33%
Craig Thomas 9%
William Thomas 17%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 83%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 4%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Ed Towns 67%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
James Turner 79%
Bruce Vento 92%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 45%
Wesley Watkins 21%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 33%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 21%
Gerald Weller 21%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 83%
Bob Weygand 96%
Heather Wilson 11%
Bob Wise, Jr. 79%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 8%

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