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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 60
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 42
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100+
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 20
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100+
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100+
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100+
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 14
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 14
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 56
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 42
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 42
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 28
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100+
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 42
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 28
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 56
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 28
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 56
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 70
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 14
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 42
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 14
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 14
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 70
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 42
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 28
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 14
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 28
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 42
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 85
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 85
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 56
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 28
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 14
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 56
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 42
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 14
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 28
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 42
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 14
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100+
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 14
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 70
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 42
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 14
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 28
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100+
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100+
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 56
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 85
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 56
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 42

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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