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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2007 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 66%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%

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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