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Special Interest Groups

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

2007-2010 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
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 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions 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 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 57%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 17%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 67%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
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%
Sam Brownback 27%
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%
Thad Cochran 7%
Kent Conrad 73%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
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%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 0%
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%
Tim 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%

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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