Rating Group: United States Border Control

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
John Ganske 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
William Goodling 100%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
Stephen Largent 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
James McCrery III 100%
David McIntosh 100%
Dan Miller 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Edward Pease 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
John Edward Porter 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Bob Riley 100%
James Rogan 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
Marge Roukema 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
Joe Scarborough 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
E.G. Shuster 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Sununu 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
Wesley Watkins 100%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
Bill Young 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
Dan Burton 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 86%
Mike Castle 86%
Merrill Cook 86%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Robert Franks 86%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 86%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Henry Hyde 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 86%
Ray LaHood 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 86%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Bill McCollum 86%
John McHugh 86%
Scott McInnis 86%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
Jack Metcalf 86%
Sue Myrick 86%
James Nussle 86%
John Peterson 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 86%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 86%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
Jim Ryun 86%
Robert Schaffer 86%
Joseph Skeen 86%
Mark Souder 86%
Cliff Stearns 86%
James Talent 86%
William Thomas 86%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 86%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 86%
Gerald Weller 86%
Cass Ballenger 83%
Philip Crane 83%
Mark Foley 83%
Asa Hutchinson 83%
Sue Kelly 83%
Michael Oxley 83%
John Shadegg 83%
Ronnie Shows 83%
William Tauzin 83%
Richard Armey 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
John Cooksey 75%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Chris Cannon 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 71%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 71%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Philip English 71%
George Gekas 71%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Benjamin Gilman 71%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 71%
Nancy Johnson 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
Rick Lazio 71%
James Leach 71%
John Linder 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 71%
Owen Pickett 71%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 71%
Jim Saxton 71%
Christopher Shays 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
Bob Stump 71%
Gene Taylor 71%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 71%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
William Lipinski 67%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
Richard Pombo 67%
Jack Quinn 67%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Robert Cramer 57%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Michael Patrick Forbes 57%
Bart Gordon 57%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Timothy Roemer 57%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 57%
Norman Sisisky 57%
Ike Skelton 57%
Ted Strickland 57%
John Tanner 57%
James Turner 57%
James Walsh 57%
Robert Clement 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
William Luther 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
Rob Andrews 43%
James Barcia 43%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Gary Condit 43%
Jerry Costello 43%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 43%
Jonas Frost III 43%
Tony Hall 43%
Thomas Holden 43%
Christopher John 43%
Gerald Kleczka 43%
Ronald Klink 43%
John LaFalce 43%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 43%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 43%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
James Maloney 43%
Frank Mascara 43%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 43%
Karen McCarthy 43%
Constance Morella 43%
Dave Obey 43%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 43%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 43%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 43%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 43%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
Charles Stenholm 43%
Ellen Tauscher 43%
Karen Thurman 43%
Steve Buyer 40%
Peter Deutsch 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
Ed Towns 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 29%
Marion Berry 29%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 29%
Dale Kildee 29%
James Kolbe 29%
Dennis Kucinich 29%
Martin Meehan 29%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
David Minge 29%
John Moakley 29%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
Jack Murtha 29%
Major Owens 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 29%
Eva Clayton 20%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Norm Dicks 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 17%
Carrie Meek 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 17%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 17%
Robert Wexler 17%
Bob Wise, Jr. 17%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
Julia Carson 14%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
William Coyne 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 14%
James Davis 14%
Julian Dixon 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
Calvin Dooley 14%
Chet Edwards 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 14%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 14%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 14%
Darlene Hooley 14%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Nicholas Lampson 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
Robert Matsui 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 14%
Ron Paul 14%
Steve Rothman 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 14%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
Vic Snyder 14%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
Bart Stupak 14%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
Bob Weygand 14%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
Albert Wynn 14%
Thomas Allen 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Howard Berman 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Matthew Martinez 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
Pete Stark 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
Bruce Vento 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Mel Watt 0%

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