Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007-2008 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 17%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 75%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 58%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 67%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 117%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 42%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 58%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
Tim Bishop 83%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 33%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 83%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 117%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 92%
Bruce Braley 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
Jim Bunning 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 33%
Dan Burton 42%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
Dave Camp 25%
John Campbell III 58%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 117%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 58%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 108%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
Mike Castle 92%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 58%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Ben Chandler III 75%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
Hillary Clinton 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 58%
Howard Coble 17%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 108%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33%
Norm Coleman 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 8%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 17%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 17%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
Larry Craig 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 33%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 42%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75%
David Davis 8%
Geoff Davis 42%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 108%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 17%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 108%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 108%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 42%
Norm Dicks 108%
John Dingell 42%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 50%
Byron Dorgan 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 108%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 67%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 83%
Brad Ellsworth 42%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
John Ensign 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
Bob Etheridge 50%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 108%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
Russ Feingold 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 42%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 42%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 8%
Barney Frank 92%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
Elton Gallegly 83%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 8%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 58%
Phil Gingrey 17%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
Judd Gregg 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 108%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
Charles Hagel 17%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 25%
Phil Hare 92%
Tom Harkin 67%
Jane Harman 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
Doc Hastings 17%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 33%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 92%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 108%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 42%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
Paul Hodes 83%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 58%
Rush Holt, Jr. 108%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 8%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
Daniel Inouye 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 17%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 92%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 42%
Timothy Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 8%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 117%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 58%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 8%
Jack Kingston 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 92%
Ron Klein 92%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 25%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 33%
Herb Kohl 83%
Dennis Kucinich 108%
Jon Kyl 17%
Ray LaHood 17%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
Mary Landrieu 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 108%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 92%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Frank Lautenberg 117%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
Carl Levin 117%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
Jerry Lewis 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 33%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 58%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 108%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Connie Mack IV 8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 17%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 17%
Jim Matheson 42%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 108%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 67%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
John McHugh 67%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 17%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 42%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 58%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 117%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 33%
Mike Michaud 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 42%
Gary Miller 8%
George Miller 108%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 8%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 75%
Jim Moran, Jr. 108%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 83%
Patrick Murphy 83%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
Jack Murtha 75%
Sue Myrick 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 75%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
Ben Nelson 17%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 8%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 25%
NA President Barack Obama II D 67%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 58%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 108%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 92%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 42%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 8%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 58%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
Tom Petri 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 33%
Todd Platts 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 8%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 8%
Mark Pryor 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 25%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Denny Rehberg 33%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
Jay Rockefeller IV 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 58%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
Mike Rogers 58%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 8%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 58%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 42%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 75%
John Salazar 42%
Ken Salazar 50%
William Sali 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 108%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
Jean Schmidt 42%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
Allyson Schwartz 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 17%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 83%
John Shadegg 8%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 108%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
Heath Shuler 67%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 42%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 58%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 17%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 92%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 67%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 75%
Mark Souder 8%
Zack Space 42%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 83%
Bart Stupak 58%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
Betty Sutton 108%
Tom Tancredo 8%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 17%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 58%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 17%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 33%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 108%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
Mark Udall 67%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 83%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 108%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 67%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 67%
George Voinovich 0%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 58%
Zach Wamp 8%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Henry Waxman 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 92%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 67%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 58%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 75%
Bill Young 58%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%

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