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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Border Control

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 8%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 27%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 92%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 83%
George Allen 91%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 16%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 33%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 67%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 91%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 50%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 67%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 42%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 75%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Artur Davis 33%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 41%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 58%
Mark Green 83%
Judd Gregg 54%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 75%
Melissa Hart 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 58%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 75%

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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