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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Border Control

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 40%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 71%
Julia Carson 14%
Mike Castle 86%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 71%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 20%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 43%
Merrill Cook 86%
John Cooksey 75%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 14%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 83%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Patsy Ann Danner 57%
James Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Peter Deutsch 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 17%
Julian Dixon 14%
Calvin Dooley 14%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 71%

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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