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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1999 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 45%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 14%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 9%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 27%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 64%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 82%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 82%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 73%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 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%
Robert Barr, Jr. 9%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 0%

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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