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Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
Baron Hill 94%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 94%
Dennis Moore 94%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 94%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
James Turner 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
David Wu 94%
Albert Wynn 94%
Marion Berry 89%
Edward Case 89%
Jerry Costello 89%
Mike Ross 89%
Ike Skelton 89%
Bart Gordon 88%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 83%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
Robert Byrd 83%
Kent Conrad 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 83%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Ben Nelson 83%
Chet Edwards 82%
Christopher John 82%
John Tanner 82%
John Breaux 80%
Daniel Graham 80%
Lincoln Davis 78%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 78%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
William Lipinski 75%
Brad Carson 72%
Thomas Holden 72%
James Leach 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
Gordon Smith 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 60%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 59%
Gene Taylor 59%
Mike Castle 56%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Kit Bond 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Jack Quinn 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
George Voinovich 50%
John Warner 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
Christopher Shays 47%
Rodney Alexander 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Zell Bryan Miller 40%
Judy Biggert 39%
Thomas Davis III 39%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 39%
Philip English 39%
Tim Johnson 39%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
James Kolbe 39%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 39%
Heather Wilson 39%
Michael Ferguson 38%
David Dreier 35%
James Greenwood 35%
Nancy Johnson 35%
Ray LaHood 35%
Steve LaTourette 35%
James Walsh 35%
Ben Campbell 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
William Frist 33%
Paul Gillmor 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
Doug Ose 33%
Ron Paul 33%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
James Talent 33%
Gerald Weller 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 29%
Thomas William Osborne 29%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 29%
Bob Beauprez 28%
Mary Bono Mack 28%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 28%
Mark Foley 28%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 28%
Joel Hefley 28%
John Nathan Hostettler 28%
Mark Kennedy 28%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 28%
John McHugh 28%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 28%
Robert William Ney 28%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 28%
Richard Renzi 28%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 28%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 28%
Porter Goss 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 24%
Henry Bonilla 24%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 24%
Jennifer Dunn 24%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 24%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 24%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 24%
Jim Saxton 24%
John Sweeney 24%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 24%
William Tauzin 23%
Charlie Bass 22%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Eric Cantor 22%
Ben Chandler III 22%
Philip Crane 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 22%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
Melissa Hart 22%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 22%
David Lee Hobson 22%
Sue Kelly 22%
Jerry Lewis 22%
Ron Lewis 22%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 22%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
James Nussle 22%
Michael Oxley 22%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 22%
Ralph Regula 22%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 22%
Mark Souder 22%
Todd Tiahrt 22%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 22%
Bob Bennett 20%
Jim Bunning 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
Cass Ballenger 19%
Scott McInnis 19%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 18%
Thomas DeLay 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Henry Hyde 18%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 18%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 18%
John Linder 18%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 18%

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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.

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