Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 66%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 66%
Bob Barr, Jr. 17%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
Charlie Bass 66%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
Rod Blagojevich 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 66%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 17%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 66%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 17%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 66%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ed Bryant 17%
Jim Bunning 25%
Conrad Burns 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 66%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 66%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 66%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66%
Eva Clayton 50%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 66%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
Michael Collins 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
Larry Combest 17%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
John Cooksey 17%
Jerry Costello 83%
Christopher Cox 33%
William Coyne 66%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 66%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
Barbara Cubin 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 66%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Thomas Daschle 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 66%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 17%
James DeMint 33%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 66%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 17%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 66%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 17%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 33%
Elton Gallegly 66%
John Ganske 17%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 66%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
Mark Green 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
James Greenwood 83%
Judd Gregg 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
Tony Hall 83%
James Hansen 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 66%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 33%
Ernest Hollings 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
Darlene Hooley 66%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 66%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 66%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 66%
Nancy Johnson 83%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 66%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 33%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 25%
Tom Lantos 66%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 66%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 66%
Jerry Lewis 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 17%
William Lipinski 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
Dick Lugar 50%
William Luther 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 66%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
Karen McCarthy 66%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
James McCrery III 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 17%
Scott McInnis 17%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 83%
Michael McNulty 66%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Dan Miller 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 66%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 66%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
Constance Morella 83%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 17%
Sue Myrick 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 83%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 17%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 66%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Doug Ose 33%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
John Peterson 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66%
David Phelps 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 17%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 17%
George Radanovich 17%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
James Ramstad 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 17%
Bob Riley 17%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Timothy Roemer 66%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 33%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Robert Schaffer 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 66%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Donald Sherwood 17%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
Ronnie Shows 33%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
Joseph Skeen 17%
Ike Skelton 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
Gordon Smith 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Nick Smith 17%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 66%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Charles Stenholm 17%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 66%
Bob Stump 17%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sununu 17%
John Sweeney 17%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 66%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
Craig Thomas 50%
William Thomas 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
Fred Thompson 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 17%
Karen Thurman 50%
Strom Thurmond 25%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 50%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 66%
James Turner 33%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 66%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 66%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 17%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 33%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 33%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 66%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Heather Wilson 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 66%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%

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