Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1999 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 73%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 73%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 82%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 82%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 82%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 73%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 73%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 82%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 91%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 9%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 82%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 82%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 82%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 82%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 64%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 9%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 82%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 73%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 64%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 45%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 9%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 82%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 82%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 82%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 14%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 91%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 9%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 18%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 73%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 9%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 64%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 91%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 9%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 82%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 9%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 73%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 82%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 82%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 82%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 91%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 82%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 73%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 73%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 91%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 18%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 18%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 82%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 73%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 27%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 27%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 18%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 73%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 9%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 64%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 73%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 82%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 73%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 73%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 82%
Rob Andrews 82%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 14%
Brian Baird 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 9%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 18%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 71%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 9%
Chris Cannon 9%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 18%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 18%
William Clay, Sr. 91%
Eva Clayton 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 73%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 18%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 82%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 9%
William Coyne 91%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 73%
Philip Crane 9%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 73%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 9%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 9%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 82%
Julian Dixon 91%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 9%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 9%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 73%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 9%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 9%
Michael Patrick Forbes 18%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 91%
Robert Franks 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 18%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 9%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 64%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 9%
Joel Hefley 18%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Baron Hill 73%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 9%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 9%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Asa Hutchinson 9%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 82%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 73%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 82%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Ronald Klink 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 82%
Steven Kuykendall 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 82%
Ray LaHood 9%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
Tom Lantos 55%
Stephen Largent 9%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 73%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 64%
Don Manzullo 9%
Matthew Martinez 82%
Frank Mascara 45%
Robert Matsui 82%
Karen McCarthy 64%
Bill McCollum 9%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 9%
Scott McInnis 18%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 91%
Michael McNulty 82%
Martin Meehan 82%
Carrie Meek 91%
Jack Metcalf 9%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
Dan Miller 9%
David Minge 82%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 91%
John Moakley 91%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 82%
Constance Morella 64%
Patrick Moynihan 86%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 73%
Sue Myrick 9%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 9%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 82%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
Doug Ose 9%
Major Owens 91%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 0%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 64%
Richard Pombo 18%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 36%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Silvestre Reyes 73%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 64%
Charles Robb 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
Timothy Roemer 64%
James Rogan 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 0%
Jim Ryun 9%
Martin Olav Sabo 73%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 73%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 27%
John Shadegg 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 9%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 45%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 73%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 18%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 82%
Mark Souder 9%
Arlen Specter 29%
Floyd Spence 9%
John Spratt, Jr. 73%
Pete Stark 82%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bob Stump 9%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sununu 9%
John Sweeney 9%
James Talent 9%
Tom Tancredo 9%
John Tanner 82%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 9%
Gene Taylor 36%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 73%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
Robert Torricelli 86%
Ed Towns 82%
James Traficant, Jr. 55%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 91%
James Turner 73%
Bruce Vento 91%
George Voinovich 29%
James Walsh 9%
Zach Wamp 9%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 82%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 82%
David Weldon 9%
W. Curtis Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 82%
Bob Weygand 82%
Heather Wilson 9%
Bob Wise, Jr. 64%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
Bill Young 0%

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