Rating Group: United States Border Control

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 83%
George Allen 91%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 58%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 16%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 33%
Bob Beauprez 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 8%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 42%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 67%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 91%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 8%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 92%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
Hillary Clinton 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
Norm Coleman 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 83%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 75%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
Jerry Costello 42%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 67%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
Thomas Davis III 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 41%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 42%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 0%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 67%
Mark Foley 75%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
Barney Frank 8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 83%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 58%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 27%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
Mark Green 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 8%
Judd Gregg 54%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 16%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 8%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 75%
Melissa Hart 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 91%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 33%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 58%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
Tim Johnson 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 9%
Ric Keller 83%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 42%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 92%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 67%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 8%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 92%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 58%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
John Linder 83%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 42%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
Connie Mack IV 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
Don Manzullo 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Jim Marshall 83%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 75%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 66%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
John McHugh 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 92%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Ben Nelson 83%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 75%
Anne Northup 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
James Nussle 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 8%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 83%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
John Peterson 92%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
Todd Platts 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 92%
Deborah Pryce 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 16%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 92%
George Radanovich 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 25%
James Ramstad 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
Ralph Regula 92%
Denny Rehberg 83%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 92%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17%
Ken Salazar 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
Rick Santorum 91%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
Jim Saxton 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
Jean Schmidt 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 17%
John Schwarz 75%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 42%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 92%
Christopher Shays 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
Donald Sherwood 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 92%
Ike Skelton 42%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 17%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
Gordon Smith 41%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 92%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 8%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 16%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 25%
Ted Strickland 8%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 58%
John Sweeney 92%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 75%
Ellen Tauscher 8%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 75%
Craig Thomas 83%
William Thomas 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 33%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 58%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 33%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 8%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 75%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
Robert Wexler 8%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
Heather Wilson 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 92%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
Albert Wynn 8%
Bill Young 75%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%

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