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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 63%
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%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
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 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 38%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 13%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
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 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
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 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
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 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 63%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 63%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 63%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 63%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
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%

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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