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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 77%
Max Baucus 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Trey Radel 11%
Mel Watt 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 55%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 44%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 44%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 77%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 77%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 55%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 66%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 44%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 77%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 16%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 77%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 33%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 88%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 77%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 88%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 55%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 55%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 77%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%

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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