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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
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 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi 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 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
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 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
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 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 66%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 25%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 75%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
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%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Anthony Beilenson 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 75%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Rick Boucher 0%
Bill Bradley 90%
John Breaux 25%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 65%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 66%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 66%
Eva Clayton 75%
Robert Clement 25%
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%

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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