Rating Group: United States Border Control

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Immigration

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
Neil Abercrombie 29%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 80%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Tom Barrett 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 86%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 100%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Corrine Brown 14%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 40%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Dave Camp 86%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 83%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 57%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 86%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 14%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 86%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 43%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 43%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 43%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 86%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 71%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 71%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 14%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 14%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 57%
Neil Abercrombie 29%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 43%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 80%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Tom Barrett 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 86%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 14%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 100%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Corrine Brown 14%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 40%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Dave Camp 86%
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