Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 72%
Gary Ackerman 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 11%
Wayne Allard 19%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 78%
Richard Armey 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Brian Baird 56%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 69%
Evan Bayh 88%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 72%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 72%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
Rod Blagojevich 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 22%
David Edward Bonior 78%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Robert Borski, Jr. 72%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ed Bryant 6%
Jim Bunning 19%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 69%
Herbert Callahan 22%
Dave Camp 6%
Ben Campbell 31%
Chris Cannon 6%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 69%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 17%
Linc Chafee 44%
Saxby Chambliss 11%
Eva Clayton 78%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 69%
Robert Clement 61%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Howard Coble 6%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 61%
Kent Conrad 75%
John Cooksey 11%
Jon Corzine 88%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 6%
William Coyne 72%
Larry Craig 19%
Robert Cramer 39%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 88%
James Davis 72%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 72%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 6%
Peter Deutsch 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Norm Dicks 78%
John Dingell 78%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 81%
David Dreier 22%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
John Edwards 88%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 13%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 78%
Terry Everett 17%
Russ Feingold 69%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 94%
Peter Fitzgerald 31%
Ernest Fletcher 11%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 78%
William Frist 13%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Elton Gallegly 11%
John Ganske 22%
George Gekas 22%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 61%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 81%
William Phillip Gramm 13%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 19%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Charles Hagel 19%
Ralph Hall 28%
James Hansen 0%
Tom Harkin 81%
Jane Harman 67%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 11%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 72%
Van Hilleary 11%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 94%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
David Lee Hobson 17%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 81%
Rush Holt, Jr. 72%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 22%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 19%
Henry Hyde 11%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
William Jefferson 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Christopher John 56%
Nancy Johnson 28%
Tim Johnson 28%
Timothy Johnson 81%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Ric Keller 6%
Sue Kelly 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Mark Kennedy 6%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Brian Kerns 22%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 78%
Jack Kingston 6%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 81%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 6%
John LaFalce 61%
Ray LaHood 22%
Nicholas Lampson 72%
Mary Landrieu 81%
Tom Lantos 78%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 17%
James Leach 28%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Blanche Lincoln 81%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 56%
Trent Lott, Sr. 19%
Ken Lucas 17%
Dick Lugar 19%
William Luther 56%
James Maloney 72%
Don Manzullo 11%
Frank Mascara 67%
Jim Matheson 61%
Robert Matsui 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 72%
Karen McCarthy 72%
James McCrery III 6%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 6%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
Carrie Meek 72%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Dan Miller 6%
Gary Miller 6%
George Miller 78%
Zell Bryan Miller 38%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Dennis Moore 67%
Jim Moran, Jr. 61%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 19%
Jack Murtha 72%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 69%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 6%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 78%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 22%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 39%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 11%
Tom Petri 17%
David Phelps 61%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Todd Platts 6%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Deborah Pryce 22%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 6%
Nick Rahall II 78%
James Ramstad 6%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Bob Riley 11%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Jay Rockefeller IV 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
Timothy Roemer 67%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 78%
Marge Roukema 17%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%
Rick Santorum 13%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
Jim Saxton 17%
Robert Schaffer 11%
Edward Schrock 11%
John Shadegg 6%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 22%
Christopher Shays 17%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Ronnie Shows 39%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 22%
Joseph Skeen 11%
Ike Skelton 61%
Gordon Smith 50%
Nick Smith 17%
Bob Smith 19%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 67%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 83%
Mark Souder 28%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Charles Stenholm 61%
Ted Stevens 13%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 78%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 6%
John Sweeney 22%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 72%
William Tauzin 11%
Charles Taylor 6%
Gene Taylor 33%
Lee Terry 11%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 22%
Fred Thompson 19%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 19%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 83%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
James Turner 67%
Mark Udall 72%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 28%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 31%
Wesley Watkins 11%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 94%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 11%
Henry Waxman 67%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 17%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Robert Wexler 72%
Heather Wilson 17%
Frank Wolf 11%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 56%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 11%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 72%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 83%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 72%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 63%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 89%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 88%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 72%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 78%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 81%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 89%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 89%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 89%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 72%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 72%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 72%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 72%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 78%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 72%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 78%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 78%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 78%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 61%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 78%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 61%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 81%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 72%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 72%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 72%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 78%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 81%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 72%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 78%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 72%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 89%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 72%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 89%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 72%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 89%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 72%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 89%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 81%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 78%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 89%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 78%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 6%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 11%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 19%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 19%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 6%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 31%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 6%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 19%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 19%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 6%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 22%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 38%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 19%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 28%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 22%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 11%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 11%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 6%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 22%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 6%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 12%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 28%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 22%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 11%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 6%

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