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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Robert Franks 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
William Lipinski 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Jack Metcalf 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Charles Robb 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Thomas Allen 88%
Brian Baird 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
William Coyne 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
Barney Frank 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
Benjamin Gilman 88%
Mark Green 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
James Greenwood 88%
Tony Hall 88%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
Nancy Johnson 88%
Sue Kelly 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
James Leach 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
William Luther 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
Karen McCarthy 88%
John Moakley 88%
Constance Morella 88%
Donald Payne 88%
David Phelps 88%
John Edward Porter 88%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
Ed Towns 88%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Richard Bryan 80%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Daniel Graham 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Gordon Smith 80%
Paul Wellstone 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
Thomas Campbell 75%
William Clay, Sr. 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Rick Lazio 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
Robert Matsui 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Anne Northup 75%
Major Owens 75%
James Ramstad 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
Marge Roukema 75%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Tom Tancredo 75%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
Charlie Bass 63%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63%
Judy Biggert 63%
Michael Bilirakis 63%
Rick Boucher 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
Mike Castle 63%
Philip Crane 63%
Thomas Davis III 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
Philip English 63%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 63%
Darlene Hooley 63%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 63%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63%
Frank Mascara 63%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 63%
Carrie Meek 63%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 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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