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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

1999 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 82%
Rob Andrews 82%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 14%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 9%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 64%
Bob Barr, Jr. 9%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 91%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 82%
Joe Biden, Jr. 86%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 9%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 18%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 64%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
John Breaux 100%
Corrine Brown 91%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 71%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 9%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 9%
Lois Capps 82%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 18%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 18%
William Clay, Sr. 91%
Eva Clayton 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 73%
Howard Coble 9%
Thomas Coburn 18%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 18%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 82%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 9%
William Coyne 91%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 73%
Philip Crane 9%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 73%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 9%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 9%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 82%
John Dingell 91%
Julian Dixon 91%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 9%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 9%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 73%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 9%
Sam Farr 82%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 82%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 9%
Michael Patrick Forbes 18%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 91%
Robert Franks 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 18%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 9%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 64%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 27%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 9%
Joel Hefley 18%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Baron Hill 73%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 73%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Joseph Hoeffel 82%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Rush Holt, Jr. 82%
Darlene Hooley 73%
Stephen Horn 9%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 9%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 82%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 73%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 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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