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12-AAI-S on May 2, 2012

Political Group Ratings: by AAI on Arab-Israeli issues
Source: AAI website
The Arab American Institute has compiled a Scorecard to catalogue the voting record of the 112th Congress on issues of importance to the Arab American community. Though not comprehensive, we have attempted to provide a snapshot of legislation concerning many of the primary issues concerning Arab Americans. For the Senate, we have included 10 items: two bills on the Arab Spring, three on Palestine, one on Lebanon, one regarding civil liberties, and two for immigration reform.
  1. S. Res. 44: (+) calls on former President Hosni Mubarak to immediately begin a peaceful transition to a democratic political system
  2. S. Res. 109: (+) honoring and supporting women in North Africa and the Middle East
  3. S. Res. 138: (-) calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report, formally known as the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which accused the Israeli government of targeting Palestinian civilians.
  4. S. Res. 185: (-) reaffirming the commitment of the US to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calling for a US veto of any UN resolution on Palestinian statehood without a settlement.
  5. S. Con. Res. 23: (-) supporting Israel in maintaining defensible borders, and against Israel returning to the armistice lines that existed on June 4, 1967
  6. S. 558: (+) the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act, to limit the use of cluster munitions in areas normally inhabited by civilians.
  7. S. 1125: (+) greater judicial review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and greater protections to individuals being monitored or gag-ordered by the FBI.
  8. S.1038, the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act, in opposition of PATRIOT Act extension.
  9. S. 723: (-) The Birthright Citizenship Act, limiting citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants born in the US.
  10. S. 952: (+) the DREAM Act, allowing undocumented minors to become US citizens, provided they meet certain conditions, including good moral character

Also see the related AAI House ratings.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record
  • Headline 2: by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record
  • Headline 3: by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 12-AAI-S

Daniel Akaka s1n+3HI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Max Baucus s2n-1MT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mark Begich s2n0AK Democratic Jr Senator 
Michael Bennet s1n+2CO Democratic Jr Senator 
Jeff Bingaman s1n+3NM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Richard Blumenthal s2n+1CT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Boxer s1n+4CA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s2n+1OH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1n+2WA Democratic Jr Senator 
Tom Carper s2n0DE Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Casey s2n+1PA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Kent Conrad s2n0ND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Chris Coons s2n+1DE Democratic Jr Senator 
Richard Durbin s1n+5IL Democratic Sr Senator 
Dianne Feinstein s1n+2CA Democratic Sr Senator 
Al Franken s1n+2MN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1n+2New York Democrat 
Kay Hagan s2n0NC Democratic Jr Senator 
Tom Harkin s1n+4IA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Inouye s2n+1HI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s2n0SD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Kerry s1n+3MA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s1n+4MN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s2n+1WI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Mary Landrieu s2n0LA Democratic Sr Senator 
Frank Lautenberg s2n0NJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s1n+3VT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s2n+1MI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Joe Manchin III s2n0WV Democratic Senator 
Claire McCaskill s2n0MO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Robert Menendez s2n+1New Jersey Democrat 
Jeff Merkley s1n+2OR Democratic Jr Senator 
Barbara Mikulski s1n+2MD Democratic Sr Senator 
Patty Murray s1n+3WA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ben Nelson s3n-2NE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Bill Nelson s2n0FL Democratic Sr Senator 
Mark Pryor s2n0AR Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s2n0RI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1n+2NV Democratic Sr Senator 
Charles Schumer s2n-1NY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen s2n0NH Democratic Sr Senator 
Debbie Stabenow s2n+1MI Democratic Jr Senator 
Jon Tester s2n-1MT Democratic Jr Senator 
Mark Udall s2n+1CO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s2n0New Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Mark Warner s2n+1VA Democratic Sr Senator; previously Governor 
James Webb s2n+1VA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2n+1RI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Ron Wyden s2n-1OR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 12-AAI-S

Lamar Alexander s2n0TN Republican Sr Senator 
Kelly Ayotte s2n-1NH Republican Jr Senator 
John Barrasso s2n-1WY Republican Jr Senator 
Roy Blunt s3n-3Missouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s3n-3AR Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Burr s2n-1NC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Saxby Chambliss s2n-1GA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Coats s2n-1IN Republican Jr Senator 
Tom Coburn s2n-1OK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s2n0MS Republican Sr Senator 
Susan Collins s2n-1ME Republican Sr Senator 
Bob Corker s2n0TN Republican Jr Senator 
John Cornyn s3n-2TX Republican Sr Senator 
Michael Crapo s2n-1ID Republican Sr Senator 
Jim DeMint s2n-1SC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Michael Enzi s2n-1WY Republican Sr Senator 
Lindsey Graham s2n+1SC Republican Sr Senator 
Chuck Grassley s2n-1IA Republican Sr Senator 
Orrin Hatch s3n-2UT Republican Sr Senator 
Dean Heller s2n-1Nevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
John Hoeven s2n0ND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s2n0TX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
James Inhofe s3n-2OK Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s2n-1GA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Mike Johanns s3n-2NE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Ron Johnson s2n+1WI Republican Sr Senator 
Mark Kirk s3n-2IL Republican Jr Senator 
Jon Kyl s3n-2AZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Mike Lee s3n-4UT Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Lugar s2n-1IN Republican Sr Senator 
John McCain s2n+1AZ Republican Sr Senator 
Mitch McConnell s2n0KY Republican Sr Senator 
Jerry Moran s3n-3Kansas Republican (until 2010) 
Lisa Murkowski s2n-1AK Republican Sr Senator 
Rand Paul s2n0KY Republican Jr Senator 
Rob Portman s2n-1OH Republican Jr Senator 
Pat Roberts s3n-2KS Republican Sr Senator 
Marco Rubio s3n-2FL Republican Jr Senator 
Jeff Sessions s2n0AL Republican Sr Senator 
Richard Shelby s2n0AL Republican Jr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s2n+1ME Republican Sr Senator 
John Thune s2n-1SD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Pat Toomey s2n-1PA Republican Jr Senator 
David Vitter s3n-3LA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Roger Wicker s2n-1Mississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 



Independents participating in 12-AAI-S

Scott Brown s3n-2NH Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator 
Bernie Sanders s1n+2Vermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 49
Republicans: 45
Independents: 2


















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