Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

1996 Positions

Issues: Immigration

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CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 25%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 25%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 0%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Tom Barrett 25%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 75%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 25%
Sonny Bono 75%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
Corrine Brown 25%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 25%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 25%
Dave Camp 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 75%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 25%
Gary Condit 50%
John Conyers, Jr. 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 33%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 75%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 75%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 25%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 50%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 25%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 67%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 50%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 25%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 50%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 25%
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 50%
Richard Armey 0%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 25%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Tom Barrett 25%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Joe Barton 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 75%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 25%
Sonny Bono 75%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Rick Boucher 25%
Corrine Brown 25%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 25%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Herbert Callahan 25%
Dave Camp 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 75%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 25%
Gary Condit 50%
John Conyers, Jr. 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
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