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Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 67%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
Tim Bishop 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
John Boehner 25%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Bob Brady 50%
Corrine Brown 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Sam Brownback 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 20%

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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