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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2013 Compassion Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 0%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
Max Baucus 0%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 25%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 50%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%

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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