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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007-2008 Positions on Arab American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
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 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 33%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 33%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
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 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
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 33%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
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 33%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
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 67%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25%
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 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
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 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
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 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 67%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%

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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