Rating Group: National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute

2007-2010 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 89%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 57%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 21%
Brian Baird 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 17%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 71%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 83%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 29%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 94%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
Bruce Braley 60%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 22%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 50%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 60%
Christopher Carney 33%
Mike Castle 40%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 7%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Travis Childers 0%
Donna Christensen 100%
Hillary Clinton 91%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 7%
Kent Conrad 73%
Jerry Costello 60%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 80%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 33%
David Dreier 14%
Steve Driehaus 0%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Eni Faleomavaega 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 90%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Bart Gordon 29%
Alan Grayson 50%
Judd Gregg 13%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 75%
John Hall 40%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 83%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 57%
Doc Hastings 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 88%
Paul Hodes 60%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 43%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 77%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 17%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Ann Kirkpatrick 0%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 33%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 27%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 50%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 94%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 94%
Blanche Lincoln 73%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 50%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Dan Maffei 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 50%
Jim Matheson 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
Jim McDermott 100%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 83%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 13%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 83%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 71%
Walt Minnick 0%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 86%
Sue Myrick 18%
Ben Nelson 33%
Randy Neugebauer 11%
Glenn Nye III 0%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 57%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Bill Owens 100%
Ed Pastor 92%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 67%
Tom Perriello 50%
Tom Petri 17%
Pedro Pierluisi 100%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 11%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Mark Pryor 31%
Adam Putnam 17%
George Radanovich 33%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Harry Reid 94%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 70%
Mike Rogers 14%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 80%
John Salazar 63%
Ken Salazar 82%
Loretta Sanchez 80%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 83%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 57%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 20%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 40%
Gene Taylor 29%
Harry Teague 0%
Lee Terry 17%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 86%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 53%
Zach Wamp 11%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 88%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 89%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 0%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 80%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 78%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 80%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 75%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 67%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 83%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 67%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 57%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 86%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 43%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 76%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 67%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 67%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 73%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 88%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 40%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 47%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 88%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 89%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 80%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 94%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 89%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 57%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 33%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 57%
MP U.S. House-Delegate Kilili Sablan D 67%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 78%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 60%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 57%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 27%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 40%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 13%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 27%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 7%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 13%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 17%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 86%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 33%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 11%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 7%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 14%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 29%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%

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