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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: English First

2007-2008 Positions on English as the Official Language

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican A
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic F
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent F
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic F
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic F
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic F
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic F
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican A
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican C
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic F
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic F
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican A
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic F
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic F
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican A
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican A
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican A
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican A
Neil Abercrombie F
Gary Ackerman F
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander A
Wayne Allard A
Thomas Allen F
Jason Altmire A
Rob Andrews F
Michael Arcuri F
Joe Baca, Sr. F
Michele Bachmann A
Spencer Bachus A
Kay Bailey Hutchison A
Brian Baird D
J. Gresham Barrett A
John Barrow A
Roscoe Bartlett A
Max Baucus C
Evan Bayh F+
Melissa Bean D
Bob Bennett C
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F
Marion Berry F
Joe Biden, Jr. F
Judy Biggert A
Brian Bilbray A
Jeff Bingaman F
Tim Bishop F
John Boehner A
Kit Bond A
Jo Bonner, Jr. A
Mary Bono Mack A
Dan Boren B
Leonard Boswell F
Rick Boucher F
Charles Boustany, Jr. B
Barbara Boxer F
Allen Boyd, Jr. F
Nancy Boyda F
Bruce Braley F
Paul Broun A+
Corrine Brown F
Henry Brown, Jr. B
Sam Brownback D
Ginny Brown-Waite A
Jim Bunning A
Dan Burton B
Steve Buyer B
Robert Byrd B
Dave Camp A
John Campbell III A
Chris Cannon B
Eric Cantor B
Lois Capps F
Dennis Cardoza F
Russ Carnahan C
Christopher Carney A
Mike Castle B
Saxby Chambliss A
Ben Chandler III F
Hillary Clinton F
Howard Coble B
Thomas Coburn A
Norm Coleman C
Kent Conrad D
John Conyers, Jr. C-
Jerry Costello C
Larry Craig B+
Robert Cramer D
Ander Crenshaw B
Barbara Cubin A
Artur Davis F
David Davis C
Geoff Davis A
Lincoln Davis A
Bill Delahunt F
James DeMint A+
Lincoln Diaz-Balart F
Norm Dicks F
John Dingell F
Chris Dodd F
Elizabeth Dole A+
Pete Domenici, Jr. D
John Doolittle B+
Byron Dorgan D
Thelma Drake A
David Dreier A
Chet Edwards F
Vern Ehlers A
Brad Ellsworth A
Jo Ann Emerson A
Philip English B
John Ensign A
Bob Etheridge F
Terry Everett A
Sam Farr F
Chaka Fattah, Sr. F
Tom Feeney B
Russ Feingold F
Michael Ferguson A
Bob Filner F
Randy Forbes A
Vito Fossella, Jr. C
Barney Frank F
Trent Franks A
Elton Gallegly A
Scott Garrett A
Jim Gerlach B
Gabrielle Giffords D
Wayne Gilchrest B
Phil Gingrey A
Charlie Gonzalez F
Virgil Goode, Jr. A
Bart Gordon C
Judd Gregg A
Charles Hagel D
John Hall F
Ralph Hall A
Phil Hare F
Tom Harkin F
Jane Harman C
Doc Hastings A
Robert Hayes A
Wally Herger, Jr. A
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin C
Baron Hill A
Maurice Hinchey F
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. F
David Lee Hobson A
Paul Hodes F
Pete Hoekstra A
Tim Holden F
Rush Holt, Jr. F
Mike Honda F
Darlene Hooley F
Kenny Hulshof A
Duncan Hunter B
Bob Inglis, Sr. A
Daniel Inouye F
Steve Israel F
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F
William Jefferson F
Tim Johnson A
Timothy Johnson F
Steve Kagen A
Paul Kanjorski A
Richard Keller B
Edward Kennedy, Sr. F
Patrick Kennedy F
John Kerry F
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F
Jack Kingston A
Mark Kirk A
Ron Klein F
John Kline A
Joseph Knollenberg A
Herb Kohl F
Dennis Kucinich F
John Kuhl, Jr. B
Jon Kyl A
Ray LaHood C
Nicholas Lampson C
Mary Landrieu D
Tom Latham A
Steve LaTourette A
Frank Lautenberg F
Carl Levin F
Jerry Lewis A
Ron Lewis A
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln C
John Linder A
Dick Lugar C
Dan Lungren B
Connie Mack IV B
Tim Mahoney F
Don Manzullo A
Jim Marshall A

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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