Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Robert Byrd 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
James Talent 100%
David Vitter 100%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
Elizabeth Dole 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 93%
Jon Kyl 93%
Rick Santorum 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 86%
George Allen 86%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
Byron Dorgan 86%
John Ensign 86%
Jim Bunning 85%
John Sununu 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
James DeMint 79%
Craig Thomas 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
Conrad Burns 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
Barbara Boxer 67%
Kent Conrad 64%
Judd Gregg 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 58%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 57%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 57%
Kit Bond 57%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 57%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 57%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 57%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 57%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Larry Craig 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
William Frist 50%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Mark Pryor 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 46%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 46%
Bob Bennett 43%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 43%
Tom Harkin 43%
Herb Kohl 43%
Mary Landrieu 43%
Carl Levin 43%
Barbara Mikulski 43%
Barack Obama II 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 43%
Olympia Snowe 43%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Norm Coleman 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 36%
Paul Sarbanes 36%
Gordon Smith 36%
John Warner 36%
Daniel Inouye 29%
John Kerry 29%
Harry Reid 29%
George Voinovich 29%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 28%
Ken Salazar 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
Melquiades Martinez 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 21%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 21%
Russ Feingold 21%
Charles Hagel 21%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 21%
Dick Lugar 21%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 21%
Arlen Specter 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 15%
Lincoln Chafee 14%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Ted Stevens 14%

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