Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1995-1996 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 75%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 25%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 25%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 50%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 75%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
Anthony Beilenson 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 75%
Tom Bevill 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
Peter Blute 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Bill Bradley 90%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 65%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 66%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
John Chafee 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 66%
Eva Clayton 75%
Robert Clement 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 66%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
William Cohen 70%
Ronald Coleman 55%
Barbara-Rose Collins 85%
Cardiss Collins 75%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 50%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 75%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
E. Kika de la Garza 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
Julian Dixon 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
Robert Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Robert Dornan 15%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 70%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 75%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 25%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
Cleo Fields 75%
Jack Fields, Jr. 5%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 33%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 25%
Robert Franks 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
John Glenn 75%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 100%
Steven Gunderson 35%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Tony Hall 75%
Lee Hamilton 0%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
Mark Hatfield 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Stephen Horn 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Henry Hyde 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
Nancy Johnson 25%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
Harry Johnston 90%
J. Bennett Johnston 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 25%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH Governor John Kasich R 25%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 50%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 75%
Jay Kim 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 75%
Scott Klug 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
John LaFalce 75%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 25%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 25%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 50%
William Luther 50%
Connie Mack 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 25%
Don Manzullo 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 0%
Frank Mascara 25%
Robert Matsui 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Bill McCollum 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 25%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 66%
Paul McHale 75%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 25%
David McIntosh 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Jan Meyers 45%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 25%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 25%
Alan Mollohan 0%
G.V. Montgomery 35%
Carlos Moorhead 15%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
Constance Morella 75%
Carol Moseley Braun 75%
Patrick Moynihan 75%
Frank Murkowski 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 50%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 25%
Sue Myrick 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 75%
Robert William Ney 25%
Don Nickles 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
Sam Nunn 70%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 30%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
Mike Parker 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 25%
Clay Pell 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
Pete Peterson 45%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
Owen Pickett 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Larry Pressler 0%
Deborah Pryce 33%
David Pryor 60%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 25%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
Ralph Regula 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Bill Richardson 75%
Frank Riggs 25%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
Timothy Roemer 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50%
Charles Rose III 70%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Marge Roukema 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
Rick Santorum 66%
Paul Sarbanes 75%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 25%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 33%
Pat Schroeder 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Paul Simon 90%
Alan Simpson 10%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 50%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
Linda Smith 25%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 50%
Louis Stokes 66%
Gerry Studds 85%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 33%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 75%
Frank Tejeda 35%
Craig Thomas 50%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
Fred Thompson 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Ray Thornton 25%
Karen Thurman 25%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
Peter Torkildsen 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 75%
Robert Torricelli 66%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
Harold Volkmer 35%
Barbara Vucanovich 10%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 50%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 50%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 25%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25%
Pat Williams 35%
Charles Wilson 35%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 75%
Sidney Yates 75%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 70%

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