Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 14
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 56
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 28
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 42
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 42
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 42
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100+
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 85
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 56
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 28
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 70
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100+
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 14
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 42
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 28
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 70
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 56
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 56
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 70
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 56
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 85
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 28
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 56
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 70
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 70
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 28
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 70
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 14
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 42
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 42
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 70
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 56
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 14
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 14
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 70
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 42
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 28
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 14
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 85
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 42
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 70
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 28
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 85
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 85
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 85
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 42
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 85
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70
IN Governor Mike Pence R 56
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 85
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 42
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 14
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 42
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 85
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 85
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 85
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 56
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 85
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100+
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 85
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100+
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 80
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 85
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 28
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 14
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 56
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 42
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 85
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 70
NA President Barack Obama II D 60
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 42
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 70
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 14
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 28
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 42
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 14
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 28
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100+
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 14
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 85
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 85
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 14
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 85
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 70
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 70
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 70
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 85
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 85
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 70
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 70
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 42
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 28
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100+
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100+
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 56
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 85
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 70
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 56
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 70
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 40
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 28
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 14
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 70
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 14
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 28
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 14
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 14
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 56
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 28
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 14
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 70
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 28
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 28
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 42
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 28
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 85
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100+
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 14
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 85
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 28
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 14
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 70
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 56
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 85
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100+
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 28
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 28
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 70
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 28
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 42
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 85
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 28
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 85
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
Gary Ackerman 100+
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 28
Rodney Alexander 28
Wayne Allard 20
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 85
Joe Baca, Sr. 56
Brian Baird 70
Richard Hugh Baker 14
J. Gresham Barrett 42
Roscoe Bartlett 100+
Max Baucus 20
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 70
Bob Bennett 40
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 85
Marion Berry 14
Judy Biggert 100
Jeff Bingaman 0
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14
Mary Bono Mack 85
Dan Boren 14
Leonard Boswell 28
Rick Boucher 42
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14
Henry Brown, Jr. 70
Ginny Brown-Waite 28
Jim Bunning 20
Dan Burton 70
Steve Buyer 14
Robert Byrd 80
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 14
Dennis Cardoza 28
Russ Carnahan 85
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 100
Ben Chandler III 42
Hillary Clinton 100+
Norm Coleman 60
Kent Conrad 20
Jerry Costello 85
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 56
Barbara Cubin 42
Artur Davis 70
Geoff Davis 56
Jo Ann Davis 70
Lincoln Davis 28
Thomas Davis III 85
Bill Delahunt 85
James DeMint 40
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 60
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 20
Thelma Drake 14
David Dreier 70
Chet Edwards 14
Vern Ehlers 56
Jo Ann Emerson 28
Philip English 100+
John Ensign 100
Bob Etheridge 70
Terry Everett 56
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 60
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 56
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70
Barney Frank 85
Elton Gallegly 70
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Paul Gillmor 42
Charlie Gonzalez 85
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42
Bart Gordon 42
Judd Gregg 40
Jane Harman 56
Robert Hayes 14
Wally Herger, Jr. 28
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 70
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 42
Darlene Hooley 85
Kenny Hulshof 28
Duncan Hunter 42
Kay Hutchison 20
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42
Daniel Inouye 80
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85
William Jefferson 56
Tim Johnson 56
Paul Kanjorski 70
Ric Keller 70
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100+
Patrick Kennedy 85
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70
Joseph Knollenberg 28
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 56
Jon Kyl 40
Ray LaHood 28
Tom Lantos 100+
Steve LaTourette 100
Frank Lautenberg 100+
Jerry Lewis 28
Ron Lewis 42
Joe Lieberman 100+
Blanche Lincoln 0
John Linder 70
Trent Lott, Sr. 40
Dick Lugar 60
Dan Lungren 42
Connie Mack IV 28
Don Manzullo 28
Jim Marshall 28
Melquiades Martinez 40
Thaddeus McCotter 70
James McCrery III 28
John McHugh 42
Michael McNulty 100
Martin Meehan 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14
Brad Miller 85
Alan Mollohan 56
Dennis Moore 100
Jack Murtha 42
Marilyn Musgrave 28
Sue Myrick 56
Ben Nelson 40
Jim Oberstar 14
Dave Obey 42
John Olver 85
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42
Ron Paul 14
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 14
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Todd Platts 85
Earl Pomeroy 28
Jon Porter, Sr. 56
Deborah Pryce 56
George Radanovich 14
James Ramstad 70
Ralph Regula 56
Denny Rehberg 14
Richard Renzi 56
Silvestre Reyes 56
Thomas Reynolds 42
Mike Ross 14
Steve Rothman 85
Ken Salazar 0
Jim Saxton 100
John Shadegg 14
Christopher Shays 100
Ike Skelton 28
Gordon Smith 20
Olympia Snowe 100+
Vic Snyder 56
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 28
Arlen Specter 100+
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 28
Ted Stevens 60
Bart Stupak 42
John Sullivan 14
John Sununu 20
Tom Tancredo 28
John Tanner 56
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 56
Craig Thomas 0
Todd Tiahrt 14
Ed Towns 70
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 56
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 56
Zach Wamp 28
John Warner 60
Diane Watson 85
Mel Watt 56
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 28
Gerald Weller 85
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 42
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 70

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