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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 89
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 20
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 33
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78
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 11
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
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
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 56
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 44
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 22
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 11
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 11
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 44
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 22
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 11
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 22
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 56
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 78
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 78
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 11
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 11
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 22
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11
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 67
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 11
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78
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 89
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 33
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11
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 56
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 78
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 11
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 11
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 11
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 22
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 22
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 78
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 11
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11

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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