Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 20%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
Charlie Bass 63%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Michael Bilirakis 63%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 63%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
John Breaux 20%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 13%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 13%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 63%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 75%
Eva Clayton 25%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 13%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 40%
Merrill Cook 38%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 63%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Patsy Ann Danner 13%
Thomas Daschle 60%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 63%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 25%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 75%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
Philip English 63%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 38%
Russ Feingold 60%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Ernest Fletcher 38%
Mark Foley 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 100%
William Frist 40%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elton Gallegly 75%
John Ganske 13%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 38%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 38%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 40%
Mark Green 88%
James Greenwood 88%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Tony Hall 88%
James Hansen 13%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Baron Hill 50%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 13%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 38%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 25%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 25%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Darlene Hooley 63%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 38%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 88%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Sue Kelly 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Bob Kerrey 60%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Steven Kuykendall 38%
Jon Kyl 40%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
Tom Lantos 75%
Stephen Largent 25%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 75%
James Leach 88%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 25%
Dick Lugar 40%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 40%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 25%
Frank Mascara 63%
Robert Matsui 75%
Karen McCarthy 88%
Bill McCollum 38%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 13%
Scott McInnis 13%
David McIntosh 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 63%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 38%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 63%
John Moakley 88%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 63%
Constance Morella 88%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 38%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Robert William Ney 13%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ronald Packard 13%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 13%
David Phelps 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Owen Pickett 38%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
John Edward Porter 88%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 13%
Bob Riley 13%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
Charles Robb 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Timothy Roemer 63%
James Rogan 13%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 75%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 38%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Robert Schaffer 13%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 13%
Ronnie Shows 25%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 13%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 63%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 25%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 13%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 38%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 88%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
James Turner 25%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 13%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 40%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 25%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 63%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 13%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 50%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 63%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 63%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 63%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 63%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 63%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 63%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 63%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 63%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 38%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 63%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 63%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 63%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 63%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 13%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 38%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 40%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 63%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 38%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 13%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 13%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%

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